Summer Short Course 2016: Innovation Game
Face real challenges with practical application of serious games – beyond pure entertainment – to promote changes in health care, education and behaviour. Now open for late applications!
Uppsala University presents Summer Short Course 2016: Innovation Game (3HI001). The course will run two weeks in mid August at Campus Gotland, Sweden, and is open to students with a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits) and English proficiency. Apply no later than March 15th, 2016.
Innovation Game addresses real challenges with a focus on practical application of serious games to promote changes in health care, education and behaviour. Participants will examine innovative processes as tools to solve need-based problems and how they and their knowledge can contribute to solutions of challenges for health and health care.
After completing the course students should be able to:
Apply principles of an innovation process on identification, formulation and solving of problems.
Develop effective and creative models of team work based on the understanding of how the ability to solve problems and achieve goals is affected by team composition and leadership.
Value how serious games can be applied in innovative processes in the healthcare system, and in strengthening people's resilience to achieve and maintain health.
Articulate how serious games can be used to improve learning and serve as novel pedagogic tools in education.
Interpret, critically evaluate and communicate relevant scientific information in both speech and writing.
Summer Short Course 2016: Innovation Game is part of Uppsala Universitys engagement in EIT Health and as such has an overarching goal to promote entrepreneurship and innovations in healthy living and active ageing, with the aim to improve quality of life and healthcare across Europe.