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Outbreak at Watersedge- A Public Health discovery game.

Outbreak at Watersedge- A Public Health discovery game.

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.



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Nancyruth Leibold
Nancyruth Leibold (Faculty)
23 weeks ago
This is a fantastic resource to use. I use this learning activity in the epidemiology unit of a public health nursing course. Students make favorable remarks about the Watersedge game.
Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: .5 hour
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Ronn91 Kul (Student)
45 weeks ago
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Kimberly Barss
Kimberly Barss (Staff)
3 years ago
I am so glad that I came across this resource! It is very interactive and engaging for students.
Cathy Dawson
Cathy Dawson (Faculty)
6 years ago

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
Irene Knokh
Irene Knokh (Staff)
8 years ago
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
Used in course? Yes
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
Teresa Hall
Teresa Hall (Faculty)
8 years ago
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
Maha Bali
Maha Bali (Staff)
8 years ago
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