Life Long Learning is getting increasingly important, as technology is developing fast, and professionals need to keep up with the latest developments. The TechMed Centre is very active in the domain of Life Long Learning through the TechMed Academy.

As a university technical medical centre, we offer academic certified courses and MOOC’s, but are also facilitating training programs for a wide diversity of stakeholders by opening our educational facilities and knowledge base. We collaborate with hospitals, medical professional societies such as the Dutch society for vascular surgery and the medtech industry. Together, we offer a broad range of courses for healthcare professionals (>500/year), ensuring the highest quality and best fit to user demands. Participants can benefit from the expertise of our highly skilled course leaders, extensive knowledge of technology, healthcare and education, and of course our state of the art training centre.

Personalised Life Long Learning programme

The TechMed Academy develops modular and personalised Life Long Learning programmes for alumni and a wide diversity of health care professionals. These programmes will make usage of the great education and training facilities and the extensive knowledge of education in the domain of technology and medicine. Adults prefer to learn new things and train with the newly acquired skills individually. Since the core of the training is the practical application of the technology, a practical training is of vital importance. Based on these grounds we created a sustainable form of personalized education with a strong base in E-learning, dedicated training assignments and testing in a simulated environment. This form enables the learner to achieve specific predetermined goals in a personal process. To improve the results of professional medical teams, we will offer team-based teaching and learning programs as well. 

Most courses take place within our TechMed Simulation Centre at the University of Twente. The simulation centre has state-of-the-art facilities, like high tech hybrid OR’s, simulated Intensive Care Units, human physiology and medical imaging labs, e-health house and other hands-on (simulated) training technologies.