1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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GENERALIST MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, recommend preventive action and refer patients to specialist medical practitioners.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and one years hospital-based training.

Tasks Include:

  • examining patients and ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • prescribing and administering drugs and other remedial treatments
  • inoculating patients against communicable diseases
  • advising on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention or treatment of disease and disorders
  • providing pre-natal and post-natal care
  • referring patients to, and exchanging medical information with, specialists
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities


This section contains the following subsection :
              2311-11 General Medical Practitioner
              2311-81 Medical Practitioner in Training

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