Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. You’ll be offered a series of appointments with a midwife or sometimes with a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth.
Immunisation is the term used for the process of both getting the vaccine and becoming immune to the disease as a result of the vaccine.
There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease – can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis.
Taking pathology specimens generally involves using a needle to take blood specimens from patients. Other pathology specimens taken by a pathology collector may include skin tissue or bodily fluids, e.g. urine, faeces, semen, sputum and swabs, including genital swabs.
Anyone travelling overseas should visit their doctor or travel health clinic to find out what vaccinations they need. Even if you think your travel destination is safe, get vaccinated before you travel. While many infectious diseases have been controlled in Australia due to widespread vaccination and other public health measures, this is not the case in many overseas countries. Travelling can expose us to these diseases and other diseases that do not occur in Australia.
WorkCover is the way Australia oversees workers’ compensation and injury management. It is compulsory for your employer to take out workers’ compensation insurance so that you will be covered in the event of physical or mental injury contracted in the course of your employment.