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Outbreak at Watersedge- A Public Health discovery game.


Outbreak at Watersedge- A Public Health discovery game.

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The site is an interactive game.The game shows a variety of people involved in halting an outbreak and only the intern can save them! The players receive case files, maps, visit locations, take samples and draw conclusions. Players not only try to solve the case, but learn about public health careers.A teachers guide and related links are included.Key words: Public Health, Epidemiology,case study, health sciences careers. To view a video of the award winning author, go to View Outbreak at... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: November 13, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 16, 2014
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Submitter: Pam Scheibel



Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Kimberly Barss
13 weeks ago

Kimberly Barss (Staff)

I am so glad that I came across this resource! It is very interactive and engaging for students.

Avatar for Cathy Dawson
3 years ago

Cathy Dawson (Faculty)

I have just identified this really neat game, so I have not had the opportunity to use it in a class yet; however, I definitely intend to when I get to the unit on public health in my health care systems course. This was very informative and FUN!

Technical Remarks:

Simple to use; a lot of fun; neat, personal interactions and animations

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes

Avatar for Irene knokh
5 years ago

Irene knokh (Staff)

I really like this game! First of all, it shows the importance of collaboration between different professions (nurses, scientists, project managers, public health professionals) Second, I learned about the detective work in fidning out the source of infection Third, this game teaches critical thinking Fourth, it is a very engaging tool useful for student nurses, nurses (nice relief from all t he lectures), and a good course for the general public Case studies (people who came in sick) were very helpful

Technical Remarks:

Recommend: headphones (good quality) Wireless access
Time spent reviewing site: I played the game TWICE because I did not get everything correctly the first time! This a great game. I am hoping that we could use this learning object in a classroom with our nurse externs and write an assignment for them based on this game
Used in course

Avatar for Teresa Hall
5 years ago

Teresa Hall (Faculty)

Will use in classroom this fall! It is great!

Technical Remarks:

Would be nice if there was a back button that would allow you to correct a wrong click and it not take you all way back to start of game
Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Maha Bali
5 years ago

Maha Bali (Staff)

I had so much fun with this game, and I am not even related to the discipline of Public Health (I also did quite well!!!) I am amazed by how engaging it was (I could not leave my desk!) and impressed with how much control I had sometimes (i.e. game did not easily lead me through a certain path). Highly recommended for introductory courses, e.g. "scientific thinking" or general science
Time spent reviewing site: about 30 minutes or so to complete the game itself