conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
preparing tissue sections for microscopic examination
examining and analysing samples to study the effects of microbial infections
analysing samples of body tissue and fluids to develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases
advising Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing
operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
maintaining laboratory quality assurance and safety standards
preparing scientific papers and reports
studies the formation, early growth and development of living organisms
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).