The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) is a specialist childhood and adult genetics service. We offer a comprehensive range of genetic testing and clinical support services to thousands of individuals and families throughout Australia and the world.
We are uncompromising in our drive to deliver world class clinical genetics services and genetic testing.
We have the largest genetics expertise in the Southern Hemisphere. We are doctors, genetic counsellors, scientists and technicians that work together to provide you with the best quality clinical care, diagnosis and support.
The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) offers a number of research, collaboration and diagnostic testing support services. Please contact us to discuss what options are available in your area of research or diagnostic testing.
The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) delivers accredited courses to Medical Trainees in Clinical Genetics and to Genetic Counsellors.
Our staff contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate genetic education in medicine, nursing and related health sciences and deliver genetic education sessions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) offers training positions in clinical genetics and is a fully accredited centre of training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). VCGS has a comprehensive, three year training program in clinical genetics where fellows can participate in paediatric, adult and reproductive clinics, as well as gain direct laboratory experience.
The Master of Genetic Counselling is a professionally accredited program offered by The University of Melbourne and run through The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS), Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Department of Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) together with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) contributes to genetic teaching and curriculum development at Melbourne and Monash Medical Schools in the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences.
VCGS, with the consent of clients, provides training opportunities for medical students in its clinics and research opportunities for successful applicants. Our staff lecture to medical students and are involved in their assessment. Medical students also regularly attend outpatient clinics in an observational capacity.