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Educating professionals
for health and elderly care

Danish health and elderly care is known for its high level of professional standards and ethics. At VIA Faculty of Health Sciences, we experience an international interest in how we educate candidates for the modern welfare society.

About our consultancy service

  • Background

    We work closely with public and private partners.

    When offering consultancy services abroad, we always collaborate closely with partners. In China, as an example, we work with authorities, private companies and investors in tailoring our services to specific needs.

    This could be educating and training professionals for work in the eldercare sector, nursing homes and home care. Or offering joint courses and research projects in collaboration with academic partners.

    As a university of applied sciences, this close cooperation with practice is a signature of the way we develop education in Denmark.

  • What we offer

    Short and long-term training for healthcare staff.

    We offer short and longer-term educational modules for health and elderly caregivers employed around the world. The modules build on our state-of-the-art degree programmes. 

    We train staff for the health and elderly care industry – using Danish methods and international standards. 

    Course modules on 3 levels 

    We offer courses on three levels, depending on the educational background of the participants. The levels are:

    1. Primary care level 
    2. Intermediate care level 
    3. Senior care level

    Courses are taught by experts from VIA’s Faculty of Health Sciences and last from a couple of days to eight weeks. Modules can be taken separately or progressively as part of a career improvement. 

    We always tailor courses to the specific needs of our partners. Certificates of training are offered for all modules.

  • Content of our elderly care courses

    Skills acquired through elderly care courses.

    When training employees for the health and elderly care sector in countries such as China, VIA’s Faculty of Health Sciences’ wish is to help our partners develop high quality elderly care. 

    Our training modules are aimed at decision-makers, healthcare professionals and staff working in the elderly care sector. They all include content from our highly regarded bachelor degree programmes. 

    Content includes:

    • Theory and models from Danish healthcare services
    • Basic modules in professional skills 
    • Modules about specific health problems experienced by older citizens, such as dementia, diabetes, nutrition and rehabilitation.
    • Health and elderly care management 

    Skills acquired

    After participating in our training, employees and managers will have gained skills, such as: 

    • Understanding of the ageing process
    • Ability to provide personal care
    • Ability to initiate mobilisation and activity
    • Ability to care for the dying
    • Ability to work with prevention and health improvement
    • Ability to administer medication
    • Ability to cooperate with family and professionals
    • Ability to observe symptoms of common somatic and mental diseases
    • Skills in rehabilitation and activation of elderly people
    • Quality assurance skills
    • Skills in managing minor groups of primary care workers.
  • Business model in China

    We cooperate with companies and authorities. 

    VIA has collaborated with academic partners in China for more than 15 years. In 2011, we opened an office in Chengdu in the Sichuan province. The Faculty of Health Sciences has established an international team of employees, who are ready to carry out short- and long-term courses in China. 

    In cooperation with our partners, we offer training of staff for Chinese elderly care homes and community centres. We also offer contact and collaboration with Danish health and welfare technology companies as well as architects and municipalities. 

    Our goal is to become China's preferred Scandinavian partner for educating staff working in the elderly care sector.

  • Contact us

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    If you are interested in our consultancy services, courses and knowhow, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

    Karen Søndergaard Kramp
    Denmark-China business developer
    VIA Faculty of Health Sciences
    T: +45 87 55 29 84
    E: kars@via.dk

    Karen Frederiksen
    Director of studies and international affairs
    VIA Faculty of Health Sciences
    T: +45 87 55 29 69
    E: kafr@via.dk