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SUB-MAJOR GROUP 32: LIFE SCIENCE AND HEALTH ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
 


    Life science and health associate professionals perform technical tasks connected with research and the practical application of concepts, theories, principles and operational methods particular to life sciences, including agriculture, forestry, sanitation, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and related fields, and provide nursing, midwifery, traditional medicine and faith-healing care.

    Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: undertaking and carrying out research and technical work pertaining to life sciences, including agriculture, forestry, sanitation, medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and related fields-, providing help with nursing, midwifery, traditional medicine and faith-healing care. They may receive guidance from life science and health professionals. Supervision of other workers may be included.

    It should be noted that depending on the specific tasks and degree of responsibility In executing them, as well as on the national educational and training requirements, it may be appropriate to classify some of the occupations that are identified here into Sub-major group 22, Life science and health professionals. This is particularly relevant to the occupations classified into Minor group 323, Nursing and midwifery associate professionals.

    Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

    321 Life science technicians and related associate professionals

    322 Modern health associate professionals (except nursing)

    323 Nursing and midwifery associate professionals

    324 Traditional medicine practitioners and faith healers

   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.