diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Psychiatric Registrars training as Psychiatrists are included in this unit group.
assessing patients’ mental and physical status to determine the nature and extent of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders
assessing patients’ medical, psychiatric and psychological histories
examining patients to determine general physical condition
ordering laboratory tests, imaging, neuropsychological tests and other diagnostic procedures
examining the results of tests and examinations to determine the most appropriate forms of treatment
prescribing and administering medication, psychotherapy, and other physical treatments and rehabilitation programs
arranging admission to hospitals and providing in-patient treatment
consulting, supervising and working with other Medical Practitioners and Health Professionals
determining whether patients require involuntary treatment in accordance with relevant mental health acts
assisting courts and other statutory bodies in managing patients in legal and forensic settings
teaching medical students and registrars, and assessing their progress by administering tests
Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification, two years hospital-based training, and at least five years specialist study and training (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).