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) 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.
The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) is one of only a few pathology providers in Australia to receive accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for its whole-exome sequencing service and the first in Victoria. This means VCGS can offer the latest in genetic sequencing technology to patients and providers across the country.
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