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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2533 SPECIALIST PHYSICIANS


    SPECIALIST PHYSICIANS diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included in this unit group.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
    • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
    • prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
    • recording medical information and data
    • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
    • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
    • may consult other medical specialists

    Occupations:
      253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
      253312 Cardiologist
      253313 Clinical Haematologist
      253314 Medical Oncologist
      253315 Endocrinologist
      253316 Gastroenterologist
      253317 Intensive Care Specialist
      253318 Neurologist
      253321 Paediatrician
      253322 Renal Medicine Specialist
      253323 Rheumatologist
      253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist
      253399 Specialist Physicians nec

253311 SPECIALIST PHYSICIAN (GENERAL MEDICINE)

    Investigates and diagnoses internal human disorders and diseases, and administers treatment. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253312 CARDIOLOGIST

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases of the human heart. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253313 CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGIST

    Investigates and diagnoses blood and other genetic disorders by studying cellular composition of blood and blood-producing tissues. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253314
MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST

    Alternative Title:
      Medical Oncology Physician

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients with cancer using chemotherapy and biological therapy. Registration or licensing is required.

    Gynaecological, Radiation and Surgical Oncologists are excluded from this occupation. Gynaecological Oncologists are included in Unit Group 2539 Other Medical Practitioners, in Occupation 253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. Radiation Oncologists are included in Unit Group 2539 Other Medical Practitioners, in Occupation 253918 Radiation Oncologist. Surgical Oncologists are included in Unit Group 2535 Surgeons, in Occupation 253511 Surgeon (General).

    Skill Level: 1


253315 ENDOCRINOLOGIST

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the human glandular and hormonal systems. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Diabetologist

253316 GASTROENTEROLOGIST

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the human liver, stomach and associated organs. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253317 INTENSIVE CARE SPECIALIST

    Alternative Titles:
      Intensive Care Medicine Specialist
      Intensivist

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients in need of intensive and critical care. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253318 NEUROLOGIST

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of the human brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscle tissue. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253321 PAEDIATRICIAN

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats internal diseases and disorders in children from birth up to, and including, adolescence. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Neonatologist
      Paediatric Thoracic Physician

253322 RENAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST

    Alternative Titles:
      Nephrologist
      Renal Medicine Physician

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the human kidney. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253323 RHEUMATOLOGIST

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and deficiencies of human joints, muscles and soft tissue. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


253324 THORACIC MEDICINE SPECIALIST

    Alternative Titles:
      Respiratory Medicine Physician
      Thoracic Medicine Physician

    Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the human respiratory system. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisations:

      Pulmonary Specialist
      Respiratory Physician

253399
SPECIALIST PHYSICIANS NEC

    This occupation group covers Specialist Physicians not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

      Clinical Allergist
      Clinical Geneticist
      Clinical Immunologist
      Clinical Pharmacologist
      Geriatrician
      Infectious Diseases Physician
      Musculoskeletal Physician (NZ)
      Occupational Medicine Physician
      Palliative Medicine Physician
      Public Health Physician
      Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
      Sexual Health Physician
      Sleep Medicine Physician


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