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Biostatistics is a second-year subject taken by Biomedical Engineering Diploma students in Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. Gamification elements, referenced from the popular Pokémon GO, were infused into a suite of activities. The purpose was to engage and sustain the interest of students while facilitating the successful execution of their group project. The gamified initiative, named Biostatistics GO, generated much excitement and added depth to the learning of this project-based subject. In this paper, we present the design of Biostatistics GO by highlighting the key design principles, describing the gamification elements, and reviewing its impact on the students’ achievements and learning.
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