1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2312-25 Specialist Physician

Investigates and diagnoses internal human disorders and diseases, and administers treatment.

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:

  • examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners or other specialists
  • records medical information and data
  • orders laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analyses test and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribes and administers drugs and remedial treatment
  • reports specified contagious or notifiable diseases to government health or immigration authorities
  • may admit or refers patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists

Specialisations:
Cardiologist
Endocrinologist
Gastroenterologist
Geriatrician
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Intensive Care Physician
Medical Oncologist
Nephrologist
Neurologist
Palliative Medicine Specialist
Pulmonary Specialist
Renal Specialist
Respiratory Physician
Rheumatologist
Thoracic Specialist

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