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Genetics and Genomics (AOKGEN030_1A)
Faculty of Medicine, II. Semester 2018/2019



Tuesday 8.55 – 10.25, 
NET Selye (Green) Hall


1st week

(4-8 Feb)

Introduction to human genetics

Atypical mitosis, typical and atypical meiosis

2nd week

(11-15 Feb)

Monogenic inheritance
(Autosomal inheritance)

Cytogenetics I

3rd week

(18-22 Feb)

Role of sex in inheritance

Cytogenetics II

 4th week

(25 Feb - 1 Mar)


Introduction to pedigree analysis

5th week

(4-8 Mar)

Chromosomal aberrations

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics I

6th week

(11-14 Mar)

Genetic variations

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics II

7th week

(18-22 Mar)

Introduction to genomics.
Methods in 

Autosomal dominant inheritence

8th week

(25-29 Mar)

Genetics of biological processes

Autosomal recessive inheritence

9th week

(1-5  Apr)

Pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics

Sex-linked inheritence

10th week

(8-12 Apr)

(NET Green Lecture Hall)

Case studies in genetics

11th week

(23-26 Apr)

Complex inheritance
(only this week: "Díszterem")

Complex inheritance

12th week

(29 Apr - 3 May)

Faculty Day

Gene therapy

13th week

(6-10 May)

Genome and environment

Gametogenesis, prenatal genetic testing

14th week

(13-17 May)

Population and evolution genetics

From genes to bedside


Course information


Prerequisite subject: Medical Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III.
Credits: 4
Attendance:  75% of the lessons
Exam: written test in the exam period.


The Department of Genetics, Cell- and Immunobiology offers Genetics and Genomics course for 3rd year EM students in the second semester. Students who have passed Medical Biology II do not have to register for this course. (No exemption request is needed.)

In the case of having Genetics credits from other university, claim for exemption has to be handed to Dr. Ágnes F. Semsei (tutor) not later than 18th of February.

Genetics and Genomics course provides basic knowledge on general and human genetics and genomics. The course has lecture and practice (laboratory) parts. According to the Academic and Examination Rules (17§ 7-8.) the students must visit at least 75% of the lessons. This is the requirement for the validity of the semester. More than three absences from the practice and more than three absences from the lecture invalidate the semester, no signature is given. There are no extra practices. In the case of an acute illness, students may attend other practices with the permission of the tutor. The attendance of students occasionally (randomly) will be checked on the lectures.

Midterm exam (written) will be on the 10th week. Result of the midterm exam influences the final grade (see below). Spare midterm is organized for those students who miss the midterm because of an acute illness, but they have to show up the medical record to the tutor in one week. There is no opportunity to improve the midterm scores.

During the semester extra scores can be collected (maximum 10) on the lectures and practices. Lecture extra scores (maximum 5) can be collected if you answer correctly the short questions at the end of the lecture (written). Practice extra scores (maximum 5) can be collected on the practices if you solve tasks given by your practice teacher. The extra scores influences the final grade (see below). 

Examination info

The semester is finished by a written exam (multiple choice and essay questions, family tree, kariogram, evaluation of molecular genetic studies etc.) The exam grade will be calculated from the sum of midterm scores (maximum 30), extra scores (maximum 10) and exam scores (maximum 60). For passing (Grade 2-5) you have to reach more than 50 % of both the exam scores and total scores. In case of failure (Grade 1), the retake can be done not sooner than on the 3rd day after the exam. The midterm and exam questions are based on the e-book, lecture and practice presentations and handouts. 

In the third exam extra and midterm scores are not counted.

The exam days will be published one month before the beginning of the examination period. Signing up and modification of the exam days can be arranged exclusively online by the students’ registration system (NEPTUN). If you want to change your exam day, first you have to cancel your earlier sign up. Please consider the registration deadlines (two workdays) for the exams. The time, the place and number of students may change after your registration, so check these parameters before the exam. 




Job title




Ágnes F. Semsei, PhD
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

NET 611

Head of the Department

Prof. Edit Buzás, PhD, DSC

NET 717



Genetics and genomics ebook:  pdf


















The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.

Course coordinators:

Biology / Medical Biology:
Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251
Monday 10:30-12:30

Dr. HOLUB, Marianna
+36 1 210 2930 / 56234

Genetics and Genomics:
Dr. SEMSEI, Ágnes
+36 1 210 2930 / 56502

Neptun administrator
(Education secretariat):

L. DIBÓ, Szilvia
+36 1 210 2950
+36 1 210 2930 / 56235

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