What does a medical scientist do?Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
Duties and tasks
- Design and conduct studies that investigate human diseases and ways to prevent and treat them.
- Examine, prepare and analyse medical samples and tissue sections to study the effects of microbial infections.
- Investigate causes and treatment of toxicity, pathogens, or chronic diseases.
- Advise medical practitioners on the interpretation of tests and methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Standardise drug potency, doses, and methods to allow for mass manufacturing and distribution.
- Setting up the steps and rules of laboratory medical testing including contamination and safety procedures.
- Preparing scientific papers and reports.
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