Summer School 2017: Innovation Game

Face real challenges with practical application of serious games – beyond pure entertainment – to promote changes in health care, education and behaviour.

Uppsala University and EIT Health presents Summer School 2017: Innovation Game (UU-43601). The course will run two weeks in mid August at Campus Gotland, Sweden, and is open to students with at least 150 credits and English proficiency. Apply no later than March 15th, 2017.

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.

The course starts with assignments that will require one week of mostly individual work before the two-weeks at Gotland. The assignments are to read the course literature, take part of online material and play games according to instructions that will be sent out beforehand.

The course has a multidisciplinary focus with participants from different disciplines working together. The prerequisites (understanding group dynamics, leadership and decision making etc.) to run projects and solve problems in multidisciplinary teams will be discussed and practiced in teams on need-based challenges provided by e.g. the health care sector. The course will integrate the basics of game design with the practical application of games and simulations as tools to address the assigned challenges. Game design will also be used as a pedagogic tool to enhance the four pillars of learning - critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Psychological knowledge about changes in behaviour and attitudes will also be discussed.

Participants will be offered free accommodation in Visby.

See Flyer Summer School 2017

Titti Ekegren, EIT Health Project Leader
Erik Olsson, course leader
Catharina Svensson, EIT Health Education Coordinator

Summer School 2017: Innovation Game is co-funded by EIT Health and part of Uppsala University's engagement in EIT Health with the goal to promote entrepreneurship and innovations in healthy living and active ageing, with the aim to improve quality of life and healthcare across Europe.

Innovation Game is selected by EIT Health Campus as part of their Summer Schools and Short Courses activity line for 2017. Innovation Game is part of BRIDGE (Bridging innovation, didactics, faculty, students and enterprise) also including Health services redesign to aging-related challenges, presented by Erasmus University of Rotterdam (NL) and Innovating solutions for aging populations, presented by University of Copenhagen and CBS (DK).