Specialist Medical Practitioners

Specialist medical practitioners specialise in particular areas of modern medicine, diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases within their specialism, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Takes overall responsibility for, supervises and directs the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Performs specialist medical tasks such as surgery, anaesthetisation and diagnostic or interventional radiology.
  • Provides specialist advice to generalist medical practitioners or other specialists.
  • 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/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Desired Skills

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

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