The advantages of applying the new technologies in the field of health and sport are undeniable. In this sense, Serious Games are a key tool for improving health care and the training of sportsmen and women, while preventing injuries. This year you will have the opportunity to attend two courses on health: a standard course (3rd– 4th of July) and an advanced course (6th-7th of July), as well as another on games applied to sport (July 5th) at the first summer school devoted to Serious Games for Health and Sport from the prestigious Harvard Medical School, ENTI-UB and EUSES. But what are the main goals of these three courses?
Both the health courses and the sports course have broadly common goals. Logically, being adapted to the respective thematic fields. For this reason, both the standard and advanced SGH courses are designed to raise awareness about the impact of Serious Games for Health on public health and primary care. In the case of the SGS course, the aim is also to demonstrate the impact of applied games on all the strata of the field of sport, both at the level of those practising it and those who design the good practices and perform the follow ups.
Other key aims of the courses in Serious Games for Health and for Sport
The aim of these three training courses is to achieve the following goals:
- To review the best examples of Serious Games for Health and Serious Games for Sport and their measurable results.
- To provide training to health and sport professionals regarding the best strategies for designing, implementing and evaluating Serious Games for Health and for Sports, as well as learning the strategies for their sustainability.
- To provide an opportunity for networking among health professionals: doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, etc., companies in the private sector involved in the creation of games for health, a non-profit associations that are devoted to promoting health or professionals in the university environment. In the case of the course in SGS, this will also enhance the relationship between sport and health professionals, companies devoted to the creation of games used in sport, several bodies and associations that are devoted to promoting them, and also professionals in the university field involved in the design and assessment of SGS.
- Lastly, the aim is also to share and bring together a methodology and a protocol for design in SGH and SGS
So, if you are a professional in the field of medicine, nursing, physiotherapy or sports sciences, any of these three courses the first summer school devoted to Serious Games for Health and Sport from the Harvard Medical School are sure to interest you. Further information can be found at this link.
The registration period is now open, and should you be interested, you simply have to send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.