1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2312-21 Paediatrician

Provides specialist medical services to children from birth up to and including adolescence.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification, one years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • diagnoses, treats, manages and prevents medical and developmental disorders in children and adolescents
  • promotes positive health and disease prevention in childhood and adolescence
  • advises on immunisation against communicable diseases
  • advises about preventative health practices
  • liaises with other health, education and welfare agencies
  • may practice as a general paediatrician or specialise in areas such as paediatric oncology, paediatric cardiology or paediatric neurology

Specialisations:
Neonatologist
Paediatric Thoracic Physician

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