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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2312-13 Dermatologist

Provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to human skin disorders.

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:

  • diagnoses and treats skin disorders including infections, genetic diseases of the skin, neoplastic disease, parasitic conditions and inflammatory and auto-immune disease
  • diagnoses allergic and irritant skin conditions
  • conducts microscopic and macroscopic examinations, and skin sensitivity tests
  • surgically excises, irradiates and uses cryotherapy for cutaneous malignancies and other growths
  • advises patients about the treatment and care of skin
  • prescribes and administers treatments and medications, and monitors their effectiveness and side effect profiles
  • provides consultancy and treatment services to assist with the care of patients with skin disease
  • counsels patients

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