General Practitioner

Overview

Diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least one year of hospital-based training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks

  • conducting examinations and questioning patients to determine the nature of disorders and illnesses, and recording patients' medical information
  • ordering laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures, and interpreting findings to assist in diagnosis
  • providing overall care for patients, and prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other remedial measures
  • monitoring patients' progress and response to treatment
  • advising on diet, exercise and other habits which aid prevention and treatment of disease and disorders
  • referring patients to, and exchanging medical information with, specialist Medical Practitioners
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
  • arranging the admission of patients to hospitals

Alternative Titles

  • General Medical Practitioner

Specialisations

  • Medical Officer (Navy)

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

One course found.

Course name Providers
10723NAT: Course in Medical Forensic Photography for Violence, Abuse and Neglect
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