Care of the Infant or Child with Cleft Lip and/or Palate

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Blended learning, Cambridge

12 weeks

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits


Develop skills and knowledge in managing and supporting infants, children and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate.

This module is designed specifically for registered practitioners working with infants/children and families affected by cleft lip/palate. We’ll give you a systematic understanding of the physical, psychological and social needs, as well as pathophysiology and treatment of the conditions and other conditions that may accompany it.

Allowing you to gain an in depth understanding into the aetiology, anatomy and physiology of cleft lip/palate as well as exploring the evidence base for treatment and management of these affected families. Enhance your clinical skills, needed to manage infants/children and families affected by cleft lip/palate, as well as your counselling skills for family support. We’ll give you the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in reviewing your service provision and development. You’ll focus on the management of feeding infants affected by cleft lip/palate and the ongoing support and treatment required for individual cases. Reflection will form a significant part of your development, reflecting on current care as well as alternative practice experience.

Who should attend?

You must be a registered healthcare professional, for example a midwife, neonatal nurse or health visitor, working with infants and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate.


Face to Face delivery on campus:

6, 7, 8, 9 February 2023


6, 7, 21, 22 March 2023
3 April (tutorials)

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Blended learning
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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2022/23


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Module Leader: Theresa Vince

CPD admissions team

Entry requirements

To access this course, you will be a registered healthcare professional working with infants and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate.

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