UNIT GROUP 2346 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTISTS conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

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).
Tasks Include:

      • 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

Occupation:

234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist


234611 MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Alternative Titles:

Hospital Scientist
Medical Scientific Officer
Conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Skill Level: 1