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Developing a Public Health Web Game to Complement Traditional Education Methods in the Classroom

Infectious disease outbreaks, whether natural or deliberate, constitute a growing health concern. The impending reality of this situation is indicative of the exigency in which the government recently created the Canadian Public Health Agency. As with other countries, Canada is committed to enhance its capacity to respond to emergencies through increased investment in the interdisciplinary training of medical and public health professionals. This article describes our initiative to create an innovative scenario-based web game of an infectious disease outbreak to be used in medical and public health university-level courses. By providing real-life, concrete examples of health crisis situations, students will develop strong critical-thinking skills while examining the cause and effect... Show More
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