Specialist medical practitioners

Role Responsibilities

  • 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

    Skill level

    Highly skilled