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EDDi - (English) - Testkurs

Epidemic Disease Detective - Tracking down Infectious Diseases! A playful Open Educational Resource to learn about infectious disease epidemiology

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What is EDDi?

The plague, Spanish flu, Ebola, and COVID-19 - epidemics have always been part of human history and will continue to be a threat to global health in the future. At the same time, various actors in the public health sector are working together to counter infectious disease outbreaks and to track down their causes - real detective work! The HOOU Educational Resource EDDi - Epidemic Disease Detective Hamburg brings this work to life by providing an interactive training resource, designed primarily for use in higher education, and tells the story of an outbreak of disease in Hamburg …

EDDi aims to introduce participants to real-world tasks and activities related to the detection and containment of disease outbreaks. For this, a team of health scientists and epidemiologists, together with game designers and developers, has created a hands-on educational scenario using "game-based learning", which bridges the gap between theory and practice in higher education in a playful way. As Epidemic Disease Detectives, participants can acquire or deepen basic epidemiological knowledge and skills through a (game-based) case study and put them into practice while investigating a disease outbreak.