Major Group: 2 - Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 25 - Health Professionals | Minor Group: 252 - Health Therapy Professionals | Unit Group: 2526 - Podiatrists
Description: Prevents, diagnoses and treats disorder of the feet. Registration or licensing is required.
Skill Level 1 : Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
UNIT GROUP 2526: PODIATRISTS
Description: Prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.
Skill Level: Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.
examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners