Tasks

  • conducting physical examinations of patients and interviewing them and their families to determine their health status
  • considering medical information provided by a referring doctor or other health care provider,
  • ordering specialized diagnostic tests to determine the nature of disorders or illnesses
  • prescribing, administering and monitoring patients' responses to treatments, medications, anaesthetics, psychotherapies, physical rehabilitation programmes and other preventive and curative measures
  • performing surgery of a general or specialized nature
  • managing complications before, during and after childbirth
  • recording patients' medical information and exchanging information with other health professionals to ensure the provision of comprehensive care
  • reporting births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities to meet legal and professional requirements
  • providing information to patients and families and communities about preventive measures, treatment and care for specific ailments
  • performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • conducting research into specific human disorders and illnesses and preventive or curative methods and disseminating the findings such as through scientific reports
  • planning and participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of specific diseases

    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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