1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Medical Practitioner in Training
      Resident Medical Officer

Undertakes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human physical and mental disorders and injuries, under the supervision of specialists or senior general practitioners.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • examines patients to determine nature of illness or injury
  • consults with other medical practitioners to decide on treatment
  • prescribes and administers treatment for patients under direction of senior medical practitioners
  • monitors patients progress and response to treatment
  • prepares documentation for admitting patients to hospital

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