Role and key duties
Psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioural disorders in patients.
Duties may include: examining the patient to determine the nature of the disorder or illness, and recording the patient's medical information; ordering, performing and analysing laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic images and procedures; providing overall care for patients and prescribing and administering treatments, medications and other remedial measures; providing aid in the prevention of diseases and disorders by advising patients on diet, exercise, hygiene andgeneral health; and prescribing and administering medication and inoculating patients to prevent infectious or contagious diseases.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Medicine and postgraduate qualification that may be required for specialisation in the role.
Degree in Medicine and postgraduate qualification that may be required for specialisation in the role.