1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2113-11 Anatomist or Physiologist

Studies the anatomy or physiology of humans.

Skill Level:
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.

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Specialisations:
Embryologist
Neuroanatomist
Sports Physiologist

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