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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 2526 PODIATRISTS


    PODIATRISTS prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

    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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing is required.

    Tasks Include:

    • examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
    • examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
    • prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
    • performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
    • prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
    • advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
    • may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
    • may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners

    Occupation:
      252611 Podiatrist

252611 PODIATRIST

    Prevents, diagnoses and treats disorder of the feet. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Podiatric Surgeon


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