Generalist Medical Practitioners

Generalist medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They work in hospitals or in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient’s progress and advises on diet, exercise and other preventative action.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Speaking, Science, Writing, Mathematics

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