Doctor / Surgeon

There are many available courses that lead to this profession. Below is information for courses at Monash University.

Medical specialities

Internal Medicine (Physician):
The diagnosis and treatment of people with medical complaints including those of the heart, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, joints, endocrine glands, nervous system, infectious diseases, blood system, kidneys, genitourinary tract and problems associated with geriatrics.

Cardiology:
The diagnosis and treatment of people with acute coronary and chronic cardiovascular problems including hypertension, rheumatic and congenital heart disease.

Pathology:
The diagnosis and understanding of disease processes.

Emergency Medicine:
The diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injury.

Dermatology:
The diagnosis and treatment of people with diseases of the skin.

General Practice:
GPs provide primary, continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology:
Involves caring for women before, during and after childbirth and covers the treatment of diseases and abnormal conditions of the female reproductive system.

Ophthalmology:
The diagnosis and treatment of defects and diseases in the eyes.

Paediatrics:
The diagnosis and treatment of illness in babies, children and adolescents.

Psychiatry: The diagnosis and treatment of people with mental and emotional disorders.

Radiology:
The use of X-rays and other imaging modalities to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions.

Surgery:
Involves diagnosis and "hands-on" surgical procedures. There are now many sub-specialities such as orthopaedic surgery and vascular surgery.

How do I become a doctor?

There are many available courses that lead to this profession. Below is information about courses at Monash University.