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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2009   
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    MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Tasks Include:
    • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
    • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
    • analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
    • advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
    • setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
    • operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
    • maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
    • preparing scientific papers and reports

      234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist


    Alternative Titles:
      Hospital Scientist
      Medical Scientific Officer

    Conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

    Skill Level: 1

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