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Biologo (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Legge 396/67 e DPR 328/1967

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :

    Biologist is a regulated health profession. Justification for art.7.4 is based on overriding reasons such as public health, protection of consumers and recipients of services, prevention of fraud. The biologist,  as health profession, works through different fields of competence and has a wide influence in the health system field (as a nutritionist, a manager and analyst of analytical laboratories, a food hygiene advisor: for the prevention, control, safety and the making of production food chains), with obvious effects both on the health as well as the wellbeing of the community. This is the reason that brought the Law to guarantee a greater safeguard to these professionals. Mandatory enrollment to a professional register is essential to guarantee, through a public authority controlled over by the government, that all these activities are carrying out by people in possession of all the right qualifications to do so, and with the necessary update of their competences.

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    a) classificazione e biologia degli animali e delle piante; b) valutazione bisogni nutritivi ed energetici uomo, animali e piante; c) problemi di genetica: uomo, animali, piante; d) identificazione di agenti patogeni (infettanti ed infestanti) dell'uomo, degli animali e delle piante; identificazione degli organismi dannosi alle derrate alimentari, alla carta, al legno, al patrimonio artistico; mezzi di lotta; e) controllo e studi di attività, sterilità, innocuità di insetticidi, anticrittogamici, antibiotici, vitamine, ormoni, enzimi, sieri, vaccini, medicamenti in genere, radioisotopi; f) identificazioni e controlli di merci di origine biologica; g) analisi biologiche (urine, essudati, escrementi, sangue; sierologiche, immunologiche, istologiche, di gravidanza, metaboliche); h) analisi e controlli dal punto di vista biologico delle acque potabili e minerali; i) funzioni di perito e di arbitratore in ordine a tutte le attribuzioni sopramenzionate
    a) classification and biology of animals and plants; b) assessment of nutrient and energy needs of humans, animals or plants; c) problems of genetics of humans, animals or plants; d) identification of pathogens (infectious and weeds) of humans, animals or plants; identification of organisms harmful to food, paper, to wood, to the artistic heritage; means of struggle; e) monitoring and studies of activity, sterility, safety of insecticides, fungicides, antibiotics, vitamins, hormones, enzymes, serums, vaccines, drugs in general, radioisotopes; f) identification and control of goods of biological origin; g) biological (urine, exudates, excrement, blood, serological, immunological, histological, pregnancy, metabolic); h) analysis and controls from the biological point of view of drinking water and minerals; i) functions of expert and arbitrator in respect of all the functions mentioned above (EN)
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