The Italian Chamber of Deputies approved at first reading a bill which introduces professional Master’s degrees in Dentistry and Dental Prosthodontics (class: LM-46), Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy (class: LM-13), Veterinary Medicine (class: LM-42) and Psychology (class: LM-51). Furthermore, Master’s degrees in Chemistry, Physics also become professional, provided you pass the final exam of the course and “delegification” regulations are approved.
This bill aims at simplifying access to certain regulated professions, in order to enable a more rapid integration into the labour market.
As regards the professionalizing training activities related to the above-mentioned classes of Master’s degrees, this bill provides that almost 30 University Educational Credits are obtained by doing a practical-evaluative traineeship during the course. In this regard, article 102 of Legislative Decree 18/2020 (L. 27/2020) has already established that the Master’s degrees in Medicine and Surgery (class: LM/41) will be qualifying.
As regards Psychology as a profession, the bill provides that part of the professionalizing training activities can be done during a degree course in
Psychological Science and Techniques – class: L-24. The bill also defines specific regulations for the professional practice of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. These professions can be practiced after having passed the final exam of your Master’s degree course.
The program of professional Master’s degrees will have to include:
– doing a practical-evaluative traineeship during the course;
– passing a practical-evaluative test.
However, we have to wait the end of the legislative process for the bill to become an
actual law. Stay tuned