General practitioner (GP)
Role and key duties
General practitioners diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries, and prescribe medications and treatment to promote or restore good health.
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.
Degree in Medicine.