Cardiologist

Diagnose and treat human heart disease using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques.

Cardiologist

Cardiologist

Roles and responsibilities

To qualify as a cardiologist:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine to qualify as a doctor.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


As a cardiologist, you will:

 

  • examine patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertake laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analyse test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribe and administer drugs, remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • record medical information and data
  • report specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities

Cardiologists may also admit or refer patients to hospitals; may consult other medical specialists.

Source:Australian Bureau of Statistics

To qualify as a cardiologist:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine to qualify as a doctor.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.


As a cardiologist, you will:

 

  • examine patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertake laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analyse test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribe and administer drugs, remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • record medical information and data
  • report specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities

Cardiologists may also admit or refer patients to hospitals; may consult other medical specialists.

Source:Australian Bureau of Statistics

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Cardiologist

Coursework courses to pursue this career

Professional training

Cardiology is a specialist area of Medicine. After completing a Doctor of Medicine and working in the public hospital system for two years (internship and residency), doctors interested in becoming a cardiologist can apply to the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners to undertake further training and ultimately receive Fellowship which normally takes at least six years of study while working as a doctor.