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Basic Immunology (GYKGEN070E1A)
2  credits
Fall: 2023/24, 3rd semester

Topic list

Week

Lectures
Thursday, 11:15-12:45, EOK Beznák Lecture Hall

1.
(Sept 4-8)

Role, processes, organs and cells of the immune system
ppt / with voice: ppt

2.
(Sept 11-15)

Principles of natural immunity
ppt / with voice: ppt

3.
(Sept 18-22)

The complement system
Inflammation and acute phase reaction
pdf / with voice (2021): ppt

4.
(Sept 25-29)

Antigen, antigen presentation and MHCs
ppt / with voice: ppt

5.
(Oct 2-6)

Antigen receptors and their formation
ppt / with voice: ppt

6.
(Oct 9-13)

T lymphocytes and cell-mediated immune response
ppt / with voice: ppt

7.
(Oct 16-20)

B lymphocytes and humoral immune response
ppt / with voice: video

8.
(Oct 24-27)

Immune response in infections; immonodeficiencies
ppt / with voice: ppt

9.
(Oct 30 - Nov 3)

Autoimmunity and tolerance
pdf / with voice (2020): video

10.
(Nov 6-10)

Hypersensitivity reactions
ppt / with voice: ppt

11.
(Nov 13-17)

Antitumor immunity
pdf / with voice (2020): ppt

12.
(Nov 20-24)

Immunotherapies
pdf / with voice (2020): ppt

13.
(Nov 27 - Dec 1)

Immunology of transplantation and pregnancy
ppt / with voice (2021): ppt

14.
(Dec 4-8)

Immunopharmacology
Summary of the immune response
pdf / with voice (2020): video

 

 

Course information

This course provides a basic knowledge of the structure and mechanisms of the immune system, immunological responses in health and disease. 

Prerequisite subject:
Biology II.

 

Course Instructors and Contact Information:

Course instructor: Dr Marianna Csilla Holub, PhD
Office: NET 618
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emails must include your full name, faculty and student number and have a descriptive subject line.
Expect an average response time of 2 business days. Email will not be checked on weekends or holidays.

Office hours: Educational administration is managed online. In case of questions and/or concerns better addressed in person , ask about the possibility of personal administration at the education administrator's phone number or e-mail address.

Education administrator: Némethné Molnár Mária; office: NET 623, Phone: 210-2950, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lecturer and Chairman of the Department: Prof. Dr Edit Buzas, MD, DSc

Office: NET 717 - If you wish to discuss something with her, please email to set up an appointment.

 

Bonus point system:

A total of 30 bonus points can be collected during the semester as follows: In every lectures three points Moodle test,

 Depending on the number of points collected, bonus points are added to the test scores achieved in the exam, according to the next:

points collected in the
lectures

bonus point added to the
exam points

28-30

7

25-27

6

22-24

5

19-21

4

16-18

3

13-15

2

10-12

1

 

Bonus points are credited only to the successful exams. (at least 50% out of 60 points exam scores)

 

Resources:

Lecture and practice ppt presentations

Required Textbook:            

Abbas, Lichtmann, Pillai, Basic Immunology 6th Edition,Elsevier, 2019

Immunology seminars (e-book)http://gsi.semmelweis.hu/ (The user name and password is on the course datasheet of the Neptun.)

 

Semi-final exam: see details in Exam information

The semester ends up with a colloquium (semi-final exam; exam period: December 11 – December 20, 2023;  January 8 – February 9, 2024).

Semi-final exam (date and time set by Neptun) – written Moodle test, personal attendance.

The exam dates will be published one month before the beginning of the exam period.

The semifinal exam is successful if the total score of the exam reaches 50%. Bonus points are credited only to the successful exams. (at least 50% out of 60 points exam scores)

 

Grading of the semifinal test:

Points

Grade

0-29

1

30-39

2

40-46

3

47-53

4

54-60

5

The test includes tasks for 60 points. The topics are based on the textbooks, practices and the lectures. At the exam, it is not sufficient to repeat memorized topics from the textbook and presentations, but you have to be able to synthesize and integrate your knowledge from different parts. Students will be responsible for material presented in class and associated textbook sections. The textbook is your resource and will help you understand this material. It contains many of the visuals presented in the lectures. Pay careful attention to the Figures and to the questions and guidelines for study at the end of each chapter.

The exam test consists of multiple choice, may contain short answer, table fill-in, matching, drawing type questions.

Registration for the exam dates (or modifying the registration) 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. Since we have to book the exam rooms in advance, we cannot change (increase) the maximum number of examinees.

Plan to be on campus early on test days; transit and/or traffic issues happen but you cannot be given extra time to write. Plan to be at exams early.

For taking the exam, students have to prove their identity by an official formal personal document with a photo (i.e. passport, student card, driving license). According to the Study and examination rules: "Students are not allowed to take an examination without identifying themselves. Students may identify themselves at the examination by any suitable document, which contains both a signature and a picture. If the student is unable to verify his/her identity, a “did not appear” note has to be recorded on the examination sheet and in NEPTUN, which does not reduce the number of exam opportunities, yet the student is obliged to pay an exam administration fee, which is specified in the Regulations of Refunds and Allowances."

According to this, the photo of any ID, presented on a phone is not suitable for proving identity.
The announcement of the results takes one workday, depending on the number of examinees. 

Missed Exam – General Policies: Students must have an urgent reason for missing a course test, such as illness, compassionate grounds, etc., If you miss the exam for a valid reason you must request deferred standing. To request deferred standing you must submit a supporting documentation to the Students Administration Office of the Department (not to the Secretary) (NET 623) within 3 business days of the missed exam. Supporting documentation (e.g., attending physician’s statement) is required and must be shown up to the practice teacher (or course coordinator) within one week. Valid documentation for medical situations consists of a current “Attending Physician’s Statement” (please make sure you are using the current version of the Attending Physician’s statement form – no other versions will be accepted). Only the current form will be accepted. If you do not use the current form you will be asked to return to your physician to have the correct form filled in. A note that simply says you were seen in the clinic will not be accepted. Any documentation should cover the date of the missed test. Exam missed without certification means the loss of one exam possibility.

 

Consultation in the exam period:

In the exam period the Department holds an official 45 min ZOOM consultation, once per week. The exact dates will be published on the website prior the exam period.

 

Exam


Exam topic list: doc 

 

 

 


 

Consultation

 

Consultations in the exam period (online)

 

18.12.2023.

 

11:00-12:00

 

https://semmelweis.zoom.us/j/97138619554?pwd=WjJIT3BURk9mQ1lHdFEvaTY5S3BqQT09 

08.01.2024.

 

10:00-11:00

 

https://semmelweis.zoom.us/j/93354937395

15.01.2024.

 

10:00-11:00

 

https://semmelweis.zoom.us/j/92282254393 

22.01.2024.

 

10:00-11:00

 

https://semmelweis.zoom.us/j/95628385031

29.01.2024.

 

10:00-11:00

 

https://semmelweis.zoom.us/j/93241340532

05.02.2024.

 

11:00-12:00

 

https://semmelweis.zoom.us/j/97138619554?pwd=WjJIT3BURk9mQ1lHdFEvaTY5S3BqQT09 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.


Course coordinators:
Biology:

Dr. LAJKÓ, Eszter

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

Genetics and Genomics:
Dr. HEGYESI, Hargita
+36 1 210 2930 / 56326

Academic (Neptun) administration:
+36 1 210 2950
+36 1 210 2930 / 56253

Office hours of course coordinators >>>

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