SIR MODEL OF AN AIRBORNE DISEASE AND NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS
LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS
Educational level
lower secondary, higher secondary, vocational education
Τypical age range
From 12 To 20
Language level
A1-elementary knowledge
FUNDING INFORMATION
LEARNING OBJECT
program / project:
METADATA
program / project:
CLASSIFICATION
Subject / Topic / Concept
Public Health > Communicable diseases > Other Mathematics > Statistics & Probability > Graphical representation of data Public Health > Disease prevention > Other Public Health > Health systems > Health systems response to Communicable diseases Public Health > Health emergencies > Outbreaks
Learning resource type
model, 3D, dynamic graphic representation, simulation, experiment, inquiry
APPEARS IN COLLECTIONS
PAFSE Collection
CONTRIBUTION
CONTRIBUTORS
Scientific coordinator: Tassos A. Mikropoulos (University of Ioannina)
Technical manager: Pavlos Gaintatzis (University of Ioannina)
Pedagogical coordinator: Dimitris Chalkidis (University of Ioannina)
METADATA CONTRIBUTORS
LEARNING OBJECT / METADATA LICENSING & PUBLISHING
Licensor: Educational Approaches to Virtual Realities Laboratory (EARTH lab), University of Ioannina, Greece
Publisher: Educational Approaches to Virtual Realities Laboratory (EARTH lab), University of Ioannina, Greece
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Format
application/zip (13.55 MB)
Click and Play
click and play
Operating system
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, Apple macOS
Browser
Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Language
greek, english
Coverage or scope
The scope of the learning object is the study of the effect of several disease feature and the enforcements of non-pharmaceutical interventions in the progress of an epidemic, with the aid of a 3D SIR simulation. Students are given a graphic enviroment of a hypothetical city, of which they choose the population, including houses, schools, working places, entertainment places and hospitals. The movement of the citizens in the city is visible and it follows their daily routine and the measures being enforced. An epidemic is spreading over the city, the evolution of which students can watch with the aid of a synchronous dynamic SIR graph, with the ability of showing the numbers of susceptible, infected, recovered, critically ill and dead. Students can modify themselves several variables concerning the disease (infectivity, incubation period, disease duration, asymptomatic rate, hospitalization rate and case-fatality) and observe how the outcome of the epidemic is effected, or set the variables to values of respondic to cases of authentic diseases. The can also modify the healthcare capacity limit. Moreover, they can select the enforcement of certain non-pharmaceutical interventions (quarantining, use of face masks, remote working and remote schooling) and observe the effect they have on the outcome of the epidemic. The ability of active handling of so many qualitative and quantitative variables and the monitoring of their impact, make the simulation suitable for inquiry-based learning activities and problem-based learning activities (e.g. the management of a hypothetical epidemic).
IDENTIFIER
PHOTODENTRO
8586/35
LICENSE
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
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