Course Details

Genetics For Trainees is a targeted genetics preparation course based on the RACP curriculum and past exam topics. Delivered by experienced lecturers, the course will demystify genetics and help you prepare for the FRACP written and clinical exams. The course is also highly relevant for your clinical practice as physicians and paediatricians.

Our Adult Medicine course (6 lectures, equivalent to one day program) covers the genetics that physicians need to know for the exams and clinical practice, followed by a practice exam tailored for the FRACP physicians written exam.

Our Paediatric course (9 lectures, equivalent to two day program) covers the genetics paediatricians need to know for the exams and clinical practice, with additional content on syndromes and dysmorphology. This is followed by a longer practice exam tailored for the FRACP paediatrics written exam, reflecting the greater emphasis on genetics in the paediatric exam.

We also welcome advanced trainees and consultants who may be interested in a genetics refresher and update. The course provides 2 RACP CPD credits per hour under the Assessed Learning category.

Our courses have been running since 2014, and we appreciate all the positive feedback we’ve received over the years which you can read on our feedback page.

We are committed to making genetics understandable and accessible for trainees through engaging lectures, relevant content, comprehensive course notes and a targeted practice exam.

Course Outline


2024 course registration is now open!



Excellent content, very applicable and all the lecturers tell you what you need to know and explain concepts brilliantly.”



Course Lecturers

Prof Martin Delatycki MBBS, FRACP, PhD Director, Clinical Genetics Service
Austin Health

Martin is a geneticist with a clinical interest in neurogenetics and genetic screening. He has over 200 publications and research programs in the fields of neurogenetics and community genetics. Martin has extensive experience lecturing adult and paediatric trainees preparing for the FRACP exams.

Prof Sue White MBBS, FRACP Deputy Clinical Director
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services

Sue is a geneticist whose clinical practice and research interests focus on paediatric syndromes and dysmorphology. She has co-authored over 40 publications, and assists in the curation of the POSSUMweb dysmorphology database. Sue has extensive experience teaching trainees and is a regular lecturer to FRACP exam candidates in Victoria.

Prof Tiong Tan MBBS, FRACP, PhD Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services

Tiong is a geneticist with a special interest in chromosomal and genetic conditions affecting the head and face. His research interests include medical and developmental genetics. Tiong regularly presents lectures for FRACP trainees in the field of genetics.

A.Prof Alison Trainer MD, MRCP, FRACP, BSc, PhD Consultant Clinical Geneticist
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute & Royal Melbourne Hospital

Alison is a geneticist with clinical and research interests in cancer genetics and familial cancer syndromes. She has many publications in the field of familial cancers including breast cancer. Alison also regularly teaches FRACP trainees preparing for the written and clinical exam.

Prof David Amor MBBS, FRACP, PhD Galli Chair in Developmental Medicine
University of Melbourne

David is a clinical geneticist and former Director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (2009-2016). His research interests include translation of new genetic technologies into clinical practice, including over 100 publications and textbook chapters. David has extensive experience in medical education and teaching adult and paediatric FRACP trainees for clinical practice and exam preparation.


Ella Latham Lecture Theatre

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne




Getting There

By Tram

Tram is the easiest and most direct way to get to RCH using public transport. Trams 59 and 55 stop outside the main entrance to the hospital on Flemington Road. Use the PTV journey planner to work out the best way for you.

By Bike

Bike storage racks are available in front of the hospital emergency department. Please do not chain bikes to seating or railing around the hospital.

By Car

Entry to the hospital car park is via Flemington Road. Daily fees apply for parking. It’s a hospital: parking can be expensive. Street parking may be limited and some time restrictions apply.

From The Airport

Tullamarine Airport is approximately 19km from RCH by taxi.




The Royal Children’s Hospital is located at 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville. Convenient accommodation includes:

The Larwill Studio, Art Series Hotels

48 Flemington Rd, Parkville  (located adjacent to the hospital)
ph: 1800 278 468

The Mercure Hotel North Melbourne

Cnr Flemington Rd & Harker St, North Melbourne (located opposite the hospital)
ph: (03) 9329 1788

Corporate Rates are available to participants attending Genetics For Trainees for these venues (subject to venue availability). Details are available upon registration.