2113-11 Anatomist or Physiologist
Studies the anatomy or physiology of humans.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
- studies the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
- applies statistical and mathematical techniques to the measurement of anatomical structures and relates structural patterns to functions of the body
- studies glands and their relationship to body functions
- investigates the function and chemical composition of organs and tissues
- performs experiments and studies anatomical reactions such as the ability of the body to regenerate damaged or destroyed parts
- investigates the possibility of transplanting organs and tissue
- studies respiration, circulation, excretion, movement, reproduction, nervous activity and other functions of humans under normal and abnormal conditions
- performs experiments to determine the effects of internal and external environmental factors on life processes and functions of organisms
- applies scientific knowledge to problems of physical fitness, nutrition, human endurance and similar matters
- prepares and supervises the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers, including physiological studies for use by other scientists