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2221 MEDICAL DOCTORS
 


    Medical doctors conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, and apply preventive or curative measures.

    Tasks include -

    (a) conducting research into human disorders and illnesses and preventive or curative methods;

    (b) conducting medical examinations and making diagnoses;

    (c) prescribing and giving treatment for diagnosed illnesses, disorders or injuries;

    (d) giving specialised medical or surgical treatment for particular types of illnesses, disorders or injuries;

    (e) giving advice on and applying preventive medicine methods and treatments;

    (f) participating in the development and implementation of public health laws and regulations for safeguarding and promoting the health of a community;

    (g) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Doctor, medical

  • Ophthalmologist

  • Physician

  • Psychiatrist

  • Surgeon


   
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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.