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Hygiene und Mikrobiologie/ Klinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene/ Klinische Mikrobiologie und Virologie (Austria)

  • Generic name of profession

    Doctor of Medicine
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist medical training (Article 25 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Hygiene und Mikrobiologie/ Klinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene/ Klinische Mikrobiologie und Virologie
    Generic category in Annex V: Microbiology-bacteriology (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:

    Ärztegesetz 1998, BGBl. I Nr. 169/1998

    ÄAO 2015, BGBl. II Nr. 147/2015

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Doctor in basic and specialised medicine both listed in Annex V
    Qualification level:
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Diagnostik und Beurteilung belebter und unbelebter, den menschlichen Körper beeinträchtigender Noxen und der dadurch bedingten Erkrankungen, Maßnahmen zu deren Vermeidung und Bekämpfung sowie die Erarbeitung wissenschaftlicher Grundlagen für Regeln und Normen für die Gesunderhaltung der Bevölkerung. Umwelthygiene, Wasser- und Lebensmittelhygiene, Sozialhygiene, Hygiene in medizinischen und verwandten Einrichtungen, insbesondere Krankenhaushygiene, Infektionsdiagnostik und Klinische Mikrobiologie, sowie Immunprophylaxe im Zusammenhang mit Reise- und Tropenhygiene einschließlich Epidemiologie


    Diagnosis and evaluation of animate and inanimate noxious agents detrimental to the human body and diseases caused by them, measures to prevent and control them as well as development of scientific foundations for rules and standards for maintaining human health. Environmental hygiene, water and food hygiene, social hygiene, hygiene in medical and related institutions, in particular hospital hygiene, diagnosis of infections and clinical microbiology as well as immunoprophylaxis in the context of travel and tropical hygiene, including epidemiology

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