1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, 2006  
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Contents >> Major Group 2 Professionals >> SUB-MAJOR GROUP 25 Health Professionals >> MINOR GROUP 253 Medical Practitioners


    MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, provide medical care to patients, and prescribe and perform medical and surgical treatments to promote and restore good health.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and one to two years hospital-based training. In some instances at least five years specialist study and training is also required (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Tasks Include:
    • examining patients to establish the nature of their complaints, and performing and ordering tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
    • determining diagnosis based on examination and results of tests
    • selecting and administering appropriate treatments and therapies, and advising patients of further treatment options and preventative and therapeutic measures
    • prescribing, administering, preparing and dispensing medication and prosthetic and corrective devices
    • monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment
    • recording patients' illnesses, treatment given and patients' responses and progress
    • advising on diet, exercise and other measures to prevent and aid treatment of diseases and disorders

This section contains the following subsection :
          UNIT GROUP 2531 Generalist Medical Practitioners
          UNIT GROUP 2532 Anaesthetists
          UNIT GROUP 2533 Internal Medicine Specialists
          UNIT GROUP 2534 Psychiatrists
          UNIT GROUP 2535 Surgeons
          UNIT GROUP 2539 Other Medical Practitioners

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