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 PRACTITIONERS diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries and prescribe medications and treatment to promote or restore good health.

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Medical Practitioners typically include examining patients to establish the nature of their complaints and performing or ordering tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures; selecting and administering appropriate treatment and therapy and advising patients of further treatment and preventive or therapeutic measures; prescribing, administering, preparing and dispensing medication and prosthetic or corrective devices; providing nursing care for patients; and conducting research to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
            2311 Generalist Medical Practitioners
            2312 Specialist Medical Practitioners

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