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Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists...

Clinical Epidemiology

Clinical epidemiology is a medical science that studies the frequency and determinants of disease development, as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to disease management in clinical practice.  

Medical Physicist

A Medical Physicist is an individual who is competent to independently provide clinical professional services in one or more of the subfields of medical physics, these include: Therapeutic Medical Physics Diagnostic Medical Physics Nuclear Medical Physics Medical...

Electrophysiologist

Electrophysiology is a sub-specialty of cardiology. Electrophysiologists diagnose, treat and manage cardiac arrhythmias using sophisticated high-technology invasive procedures. These professionals are skilled implanting antiarrhythmia devices such as pace makers and...

Cardiologist

Cardiology is concerned with the prevention, investigation, therapy of, and research into, disease involving the cardiovascular system.  A minimum of 6 years full-time training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians is required to specialise in this...

Pharmacologist

Pharmacologists research, develop and test drugs (any chemicals that affects the body’s functioning) and their effects on biological systems.

Clinical Pharmacist

Pharmacists are “medication experts”, concerned with disease state management and safe guarding the public’s health in matters relating to medication distribution and use.

Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologists have specialty training in the prevention, investigation, treatment of and research into illnesses involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

Clinical Immunopathologist

Immunopathologists specialise in the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases in which the immune system is underactive, such as immunodeficiencies that lead to susceptibility to infection, and those in which it is overactive like autoimmune and allergic conditions.

Cancer Geneticist

A clinical cancer geneticist is a medical practitioner with specific training and experience in the application of genetic counselling and clinical, molecular, and population genetics to the management of familial cancer.

Deafblind Consultant

A deafblind consultant typically has a degree in an allied health profession, disability of welfare. They have built up their skills and knowledge of deafblindness over years of working with individuals with deafblindness. Deafblind consultants can provide training on...

Neuro-otologist

Neuro-otology is closely related to Otology, but adds the skill and training to evaluate parts of the brain and nervous system that are associated with hearing and balance in defining the cause of a patient’s symptoms. Neurotologists operate on acoustic neuromas,...

Endocrine Surgeon

Endocrine surgery refers to operations on one or more of the endocrine glands. These glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream, and have an important influence over the functions of almost all cells in the body. Endocrine surgeons are surgeons with special...

Feldenkrais Practitioner

Feldenkrais Practitioners work in diverse fields of interest and in a variety of ways. Because movement is central to all human function and behaviour, you will find our work applied in a wide range of contexts – from hospital and clinical environments to school...

Paediatric Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

Plastic and maxillofacial surgery services are used to improve the lives of children with congenital and acquired conditions. These include craniofacial and maxillofacial disorders, cleft lip and palate services, paediatric hand and limb anomalies, vascular anomalies...

Neuropsychiatrist

Neuropsychiatry sits at the nexus of psychiatry, neurology and medicine, and is dedicated to understanding brain–behaviour relationships and caring for sufferers of neuropsychiatric illness. The specialty is frequently referred to as ‘organic’ psychiatry...

Paediatric Haematologist and Oncologist

The paediatric oncologist/haematologist is a paediatrician with specialised skills in the clinical management of solid tumours, malignant and non malignant haematological diseases and with bone marrow transplantation in children and adolescents.

Respiratory Medicine

Respiratory medicine is a specialty of internal medicine encompassing diseases of the respiratory system including the upper airway, the lungs, the chest wall, the pulmonary circulation and the ventilatory control system.

Psychiatrist

Psychiatrists treat disabling illnesses but rather than treating just one aspect of an illness they look holistically at a patient’s physical and mental symptoms and needs. Psychiatrists treat both the effects of emotional disturbance on the body, and the effects that...

Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of eye problems, diseases, and injuries. Ophthalmologists can diagnose and treat eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma; prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses; treat...

Neurologist

Neurologists are clinicians who deal with disorders ranging from diseases of muscle to disorders of cognitive function and behaviour, using clinical tools ranging from molecular biology through electrophysiology to functional neuroimaging.

Nephrologist

The discipline of nephrology is defined by the care of patients with diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. Nephrology is a specialty with a significant component of general medicine, basic science and clinical research, teaching, as well as clinical areas of...

Anaesthetist

Anaesthetists are a specialist medical workforce that practice across a range of clinical environments from isolated rural environments to large metropolitan teaching hospitals in both public and private practice. Anaesthetists apply their knowledge and skills to...

Clinical Psychologist

Specific areas of practice Most clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific areas of clinical psychology. They provide a wide range of psychological services to individuals across the lifespan and for mental health conditions that range from mild to severe...

Clinical Immunologist and Allergist

In Australia, specialist physicians in Immunology and Allergy diagnose and treat patients suffering from: Allergic disease Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies Systemic autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions The individual scope of practice may differ between...

Clinical Geneticist

Clinical Geneticists are physicians who have undergone speciality training in genetics after general professional training in Medicine or Paediatrics (and occasionally other disciplines, such as psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology). The speciality...

Audiologist

Audiologists identify, assess and provide the non-medical management and rehabilitation for hearing and balance problems, and other communication-related disorders among people of all ages. Audiologists carry out a number of tasks including audiometric testing,...

Midwife

The midwife is recognised as a responsible and accountable professional who works in partnership with women to give the necessary support, care and advice during pregnancy, labour and the post partum period, to conduct birth on the midwife’s own responsibility and to...

Paediatrician

General paediatrics is a broad based multidisciplinary specialty, which, on referral from primary care providers, provides expert diagnosis, treatment and care for infants, children and young people aged up to 19 years.

General Practice

The general practitioner (GP) plays a central role in the delivery of health care to the Australian community. General practice provides person centred, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated wholeperson health care to individuals and families in their...

Endocrinologist

Endocrinology is the study of the physiology and pathophysiology of hormones and hormone producing tissues. The specialty of clinical endocrinology encompasses the diagnosis and management of disorders of the endocrine system. Hormones from the body’s major gland...

Pathologist

Pathology is the study of disease, or any condition that limits the quality, length or enjoyment of life. From the time a new life is created to the time it ends, pathology is involved. Pathology touches every facet of medicine and therefore society. Pathologists are...

Dietitian

Dietitians help people improve their health by improving their diet. They can help people manage health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, cancer and food allergies, as well as improve their general health. Dietitians educate people about healthy...

Dermatologist

Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialise in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, or nails, such as acne, psoriasis, warts, or skin cancer. Dermatologists may prescribe medicines as well as perform surgery for skin disorders. They...

Haematologist

Q: What is Haematology? A: Haematology is an exciting discipline which encompasses both clinical and laboratory aspects of primary disorders of the blood as well as how other diseases affect the blood. Primary haematological diseases include the various forms of...

Medical Scientist

Medical scientists perform laboratory tests on blood, other body fluids and tissue samples which provide information to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. They test samples for the presence of disease and potential causes, which may include...

Medical Oncologist

The medical oncologist is a consultant physician specialising in the investigation, study, diagnosis, management and treatment of benign and malignant growths, tumours, cancers and diseases, including preventative and palliative medicine, using medications such as...

Paediatric Rheumatologist

Paediatric Rheumatology encompasses a wide variety of inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions of the musculoskeletal system as well as conditions of auto-immune mediated multi-system inflammation, affecting children and young people. Many of the conditions...

Geneticist

A clinical geneticist is a medical practitioner trained in the application of the principles of human genetics, including laboratory findings, to the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders and supervision of the counselling of patients and their families.

Physician

WHAT IS A GENERAL PHYSICIAN? General Physicians are highly trained specialists who provide a range of non-surgical health care to adult patients. They care for difficult, serious or unusual medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have...

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. The physicians who specialise...

Paediatric Endocrinologist

Endocrinology is the science of circulating and locally acting hormones, the glandular system which produces them and their roles in health and disease. The specialty of clinical endocrinology encompasses the diagnosis and management of disorders of the endocrine...

Surgeon

General surgery is the core specialty within the discipline of surgery and is the broadest. The General Surgeon is a surgical specialist engaged in the comprehensive care of surgical patients and in some situations the General Surgeon may require knowledge of the...

Statistician

Statisticians collect, analyse and interpret numerical data across a broad spectrum of industries and topics. They can work in areas as diverse as analysing medical data to determine where outbreaks of disease began and how they are likely to spread, through to...

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Child and adolescent psychiatrists work in complex environments with multiple patients, they require a broad appreciation of biological, psychological, developmental and sociocultural issues affecting infants, children, adolescents and families. Thorough knowledge and...

Rheumatologist

A rheumatologist is a specialist physician who has expertise in diagnosing and treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions and autoimmune diseases. Arthritis mainly affects the joints while other musculoskeletal conditions can also affect the joints,...

Registered Nurse

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people....

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic and Reconstructive surgery is a wide ranging specialty involving manipulation, repair and reconstruction of the skin, soft tissue and bone. Plastic surgery is a specialty not restricted to one organ or tissue type. The main emphasis is on maintaining or...

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well. Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. GPs refer more...

Paediatric Neurologist

Paediatric neurologists trained in Australia and New Zealand are qualified doctors who have undertaken at least three years training in paediatrics before training for at least a further three years in paediatric neurology in a specialised child neurology centre....

Speech Pathologist

Provides diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing through direct intervention, education, consultancy, advocacy, or a combination of these approaches.

Pain Medicine

Pain medicine is a multidisciplinary medical practice, which has matured in recent years. The pain medicine specialist serves both as a consultant to other physicians and often as the principal treating physician. The spectrum of care provided by a pain specialist...

Genetic Counsellor

Genetic counselling is the process through which knowledge about the genetic aspects of illnesses is shared by trained professionals with those who are at an increased risk or either having a heritable disorder or of passing it on to their unborn offspring. A genetic...

Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse who has completed both advanced university study at a Masters Degree level and extensive clinical training to expand upon the traditional role of a Registered Nurse. They use extended skills, knowledge and experience in...