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1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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Contents >> 02 Structure & Definitions >> 2 Professionals >> 23 Health Professionals

SUB-MAJOR GROUP 23

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses and conditions and recommend, administer, dispense and develop medications and treatment to promote or restore good health.

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Health Professionals typically include examining patients to establish the nature of their complaint and performing or ordering diagnostic procedures; selecting and administering appropriate treatment, medication and therapy; prescribing prosthetic or corrective devices; providing nursing care for patients; and conducting research to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

231 MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

232 NURSING PROFESSIONALS

238 MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS



This section contains the following subsection :
          231 Medical Practitioners
          232 Nursing Professionals
          238 Miscellaneous Health Professionals

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