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:
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