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 Exam.

Day One covers genetics topics relevant to both adult medicine and paediatric trainees, followed by a practice exam for adult medicine trainees tailored for what trainees need to know for the FRACP Physicians Written Exam.

Day Two covers the greater emphasis on syndromes and dysmorphology in the paediatric curriculum, followed by a practice exam for paediatric trainees tailored for what trainees need to know for the FRACP Paediatricians Written Exam.

The course content is also highly relevant for the FRACP Clinical Exams, and your clinical practice as physicians and paediatricians.

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.

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

Adult Medicine: One Day Program
Saturday 18th July 2020

Paediatrics: Two Day Program
Sat 8th & Sun 9th August 2020

Course Outline

Registrations for our 2020 courses are open now


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.

A.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.

A.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.


Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Ella Latham Lecture Theatre
Level 1, RCH Health Education & Learning Precinct
50 Flemington Rd, Parkville

(note in unforeseen circumstances the exact location may be subject to change)

Caffeine & Sustenance

Lunch is not provided, but there are several cafés on site, including:

Cafes – Sandrock Cafe, Smith & Singleton, Aruba Espresso

Other – Suji Sushi, Subway, McDonalds

Good coffee is available on site to maintain optimal caffeine levels.

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.