1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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UNIT GROUP 2115 MEDICAL SCIENTISTS

MEDICAL SCIENTISTS conduct medical laboratory tests to develop applications for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and testing of drugs for therapeutic use.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
  • preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
  • examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
  • advising medical practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • preparing scientific papers and reports

Occupations:



This section contains the following subsection :
              2115-11 Medical Scientist

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