Education is a core activity of Leyden Academy. We focus on various target groups: from young medical doctors to experienced healthcare managers, and from students to seniors. We offer a diverse range of courses, supported by an international and multi-disciplinary network of teachers.

Our education portfolio consists of the following programmes (mainly in Dutch):

  • Dutch directors and managers involved in elderly care can join the annual executive course Ageing and Healthcare.
  • A series of lectures for Dutch seniors on how to age in a healthy and happy maner.
  • In a Dutch train-the-trainer course we emphasize on the importance of wellbeing and happiness of residents in care organisations, in stead of primarily on care.
  • A Dutch microlearning on loving care for caregivers in elderly care; short learning units of up to 1.5 minutes. Each video shows a real situation from daily practice and of contact between residents, family and caregivers.
  • Silver Starters, a free course for Dutch people (aged 50 years and more) who want to start their own company.
  • Leyden Academy is involved in the development of various courses in the EIT Health program such as the blended course Wellbeing of Seniors (2016), (Re)discover Seniors (2017), the massive online open course (MOOC) Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps. Let your environment do the work (2018), a blended training ‘How to make a micro learning’ (2019) and summer schools (yearly).
  • We have developed several Dutch mini mail courses, which are freely available. For example on how to unmedicate and on how to grow old and remain healthy.
  • In this years Honours class Innovating Health and Well-being the focus was on challenges related to the corona crisis.
  • The minor Human Evolution, in which students learn how knowledge about our evolutionary history can help to better understand why we develop diseases with age and how we can prevent it.
  • Leyden Academy has developed a unique, accredited one-year master’s program Vitality and Ageing, with the aim of training pioneers in innovative elderly care, which is now embedded in the regular education portfolio of Leiden University Medical Centre.