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University of Wolverhampton: Advanced Clinical Skills in Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia) Management

Institution University of Wolverhampton View institution profile
Department Institute of Health
Telephone 0800 953 3222
Study type Taught


This highly specialised course will enable you to demonstrate to employers and potential employers your knowledge and skills relevant to working in lactation, breastfeeding support and frenulotomy services. It will provide the theoretical and evidence-based theory which underpins contemporary practice and helps you to develop advanced techniques in tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) management.

This one-year programme prepares you to practise safely and effectively as a tongue-tie practitioner and is suitable for professionals from settings including midwifery, health visiting, advanced neonatal nursing practice, dentistry and paediatrics.

The programme will enable you to deliver and lead evidence-based care for families and babies, working in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams. This includes optimising normal physiological processes, providing a first-line response to, and management of complications, as well as supporting women and their babies with infant feeding needs. The programme reflects a student-centred approach to education with emphasis on active learning, research-awareness, professional reflection and critical thinking in preparation for you to assume autonomous practice.

INTAKE: February 2023

WHERE: Online

Course subject to a minimum number of confirmed students.

Delivery dates and times are subject to confirmation and may change due to the availability of specialist practitioners.

Postgraduate Credits

Wolverhampton University

Whether you are looking to retrain, increase your employability, enrich your CPD or progress to the next step in your career, a postgraduate qualification with the University of Wolverhampton can help you to lead the pack! 


Why study at the University of Wolverhampton:

  • World-leading research (REF 2021)
  •  Commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • State of the art facilities including new Built Environment campus ‘Springfield’ 
  • Outstanding student support 
  • Flexible learning – part-time/full-time and 100% online courses 
  • Dedicated international team 
  • Variety of industry and employer links
  • University of Wolverhampton has been awarded four stars in the latest QS Stars …
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