Short course

Twinning trends and types

This course aims to provide an increased understanding of multiple births to help professionals more effectively support families.


The course aims to make a complex topic more accessible to a range of professionals. An increased understanding can help professionals more effectively support families.

Health care professionals must demonstrate that they have participated in continuing professional development and this course will contribute to meeting that requirement. The course is accessible and asynchronous, allowing students to study at a time that is suitable for them.

One of the key aims of the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre is to promote excellence in education.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the trends in the number of twins

  • Understand the causes of twinning

  • Describe the different types of twins 

  • Reflect on the importance of determining zygosity for families and twins

  • Apply this knowledge to your professional practice 

Who would benefit?

This course is aimed at health and social care practitioners and educators with an interest in learning more about multiple birth families. This course will be the first of a suite of short courses that explore how practitioners can support multiple birth families.


Time for completion: 7.5 hours (this will include activities / reading and the completion of the reflection to show they have finished the module).

Fees and enrolment

Level: CPD

Cost: £85

If you're interested in finding out more about this course or would like more information before you enrol, please register your interest and we'll be in touch with more information.