This free training is to help prepare healthcare interpreters for the influx in genomics expected in the health system in the next few years.

Advances in technology and medical testing are driving a new approach to healthcare that uses genetics and genomics to predict disease risk, provide fast and accurate diagnosis, and guide treatment decisions.

The growth in the use of genomic technology will result in more medical consultations that require genetics and genomics language and concepts. This can provide challenges for healthcare interpreters as concepts may be unfamiliar and the vocabulary may be difficult to interpret.

This free training session will provide multicultural healthcare interpreters with a background on genomics in healthcare and introduce common genetics and genomics medical terms. It’s an opportunity to ask questions about genomics and working with genetic health services.


During this information session we will discuss:

• Genetics terms you may need to know as an interpreter

• An introduction to inheritance patterns and recording of family histories

• Where in the health system you may encounter genetic and genomic concepts.


Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

This training session has been accredited with AUSIT for 10 continuing professional development points.

Lunch will be provided before the training session, from 12.30pm-1.00pm

Places are limited so register to attend today!



26 October 2019


12:30pm - 3:00pm


State Library of Queensland, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane