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


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

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