Genetics and Genomics (FOKOGEN240_1A)
Faculty of Dentistry, II. Semester 2023/2024

Topic list



Tuesday 9:45-11:00
EOK Beznák Lecture Hall


Week 1
(Feb 12-16)

Introduction to human genetics
ppt / with voice: video

Genetic aspects of atypical mitosis and meiosis

Week 2
(Feb 19-23)

ppt / with voice: ppt

Cytogenetics I

Week 3
(Feb 26 - Mar 1)

Genetic variations
ppt / with voice: video

Cytogenetics II

Week 4
(Mar 4-8)

ppt / with voice (2023): video

Disease examples

Week 5
(Mar 11-14)
Mar 15th Friday holiday

Monogenic inheritance (AD)
ppt / with voice: video

Introduction to pedigree analysis

Week 6
(Mar 18-22)

Monogenic inheritance (AR)

Midterm I

Week 7
(Mar 25-28)
Good Friday holiday

Role of sex in inheritance

Autosomal dominant inheritance (AD)

Week 8
(Apr 1-5)
Easter Monday holiday

ppt / with voice: video

Autosomal recessive inheritance (AR)

Week 9
(Apr 8-12)

Complex inheritance
ppt / with voice: video

Sex-linked inheritance

Week 10
(Apr 15-19)

Population genetics
ppt / with voice: video

Complex inheritance I

Week 11
(Apr 22-26)

Introduction to genomics
ppt   video   video  / with voice: video

Midterm II

Week 12
(Apr 29 - May 3)
May 1st Wednesday

Evolution genetics
ppt / with voice: video

Complex inheritance II

Competition (Friday 18:15-19:30, NET L13-16) 
Week 13
(May 6-10)

Pharmacogenomics and nutrigenomics
ppt / with voice: video

Gametogenesis, prenatal genetic testing

Week 14
(May 13-17)

Gene therapy
ppt/ with voice: video

From genes to bedside


Course information

Dear Students! Welcome to the Genetics and Genomics course! In accordance with the Regulations for Studies and Examinations (RSE), we would like to inform you about the most important information for the successful completion of the course. If there are any changes, we will inform you on our website and via Neptun messages.

Course Instructors and Contact Information:

Course instructor: Dr med.habil. Hargita Hegyesi, PhD
Office: NET 621
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: Andrea Kovács; office: NET 623, Phone: 210-2950, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher in charge of the subject: Prof. László Kőhidai MD, DSc

Office: NET 705 - If you wish to discuss something with him, please email to set up an appointment.


To obtain a signature:

Attendance at the practices is compulsory and will be checked.  More than three absences (regardless of the reason) will invalidate the semester. A valid semester is a condition for passing the exam. Practical absences may be made up during the current teaching week in parallel practical courses, after prior consultation with the practical teachers. It is not possible to make up missed practice. Students will be evaluated to get signature (validate the semester) by their practical supervisors).

Bonus point system:

A total of 60 bonus points can be collected during the semester as follows:

  • A maximum of 20 points in lectures (three points Moodle test per each lecture),
  • 20 points in the first midterm,
  • 20 points in the second midterm.

A student who achieves 45 points out of 60 will be invited to the competition and may take a simplified exam.

Midterm expected through the Moodle system:

There are two Moodle written tests on the 6th and 11th weeks of the semester, in the time and place of the practices for 20 points, in 15 minutes. The midterms consist of questions of the topics based on the textbooks, the lectures, the practices and the eBook. (see topic list under the MIDTERM)

The success of the midterm is not a requirement to validate the semester, but based on their total scores, bonus points can be collected. There is no opportunity to postpone the time of the midterm neither to improve the midterm result. Recording of the midterm tasks is NOT permitted. Students in violation of these policy may have legal action taken against them. 


Students who achieved minimum 45 bonus points (calculated from the midterms and lecture points) are invited. Participation in the competition is not compulsory. The competition written Moodle test includes tasks equivalent to the simplified exam test. (see below).

According to the current “Study and Examination Rules”, students who achieve the best results will be offered an exam grade as follows:

a) top 10 %: excellent (5)

b) top 10.1-20%: good (4)

Competition will be organized on Friday on the 12th academic week, there is no substitute.

Semifinal exam (colloquium) grade is awarded based on:

The exam (time and place announced in Neptun) - 50-minute written test: 60 points. To pass the written exam: 50% (30 points) of the test score. Bonus points earned during the semester may be used for the exam. If the bonus score reaches 45 points, the test is 45 points (40 minutes) only and there are no questions in epigenetics and cytogenetics.  Your score will start from 15 points to which you will add the points earned on the exam.

Semifinal exam (colloquium) assessment

During the examination period from 21 May 2024 to 12 July 2024, a (written) colloquium in Genetics and Genomics will be taken via Moodle. Applications for the examination can be made only via Neptune, for free places, according to the deadlines indicated in the RSE.

The course material for Genetics and Genomics, and therefore also for the colloquium, is the eBook (see eBook tab) and the lectures and exercises. In the exam, in addition to reviewing the course material, synthesis of knowledge is required.

Plan your exam schedule carefully! Please note that it may take several working days to correct written test results and to administer the results. Therefore, if possible, please do not schedule your exams for the last week, as you may not be able to register in time for the next semester's courses. You can check your colloquium marks in Neptune and corrected test in Moodle. Students who do not appear for the exam despite having registered for the exam must provide written proof of their absence within 3 working days by sending a written document to the email address of the G&G tutor, otherwise they will be charged the fee for the unexcused absence.














  • Csaba Szalai (Ed.): Genetics and genomics e-book (
  • Lecture presentations and text documents on the website

Recommended literature:

  • Falus A. (ed.): Chapters in genome-scale biology. Semmelweis Publishers, 2006.


Other information:

On the Institute's website (, you can find further information about the Institute and its teaching (e.g. e-mail addresses of the trainers, teaching aids), the topics of the tests and exams, and presentations related to lectures and practical’s. The website will be continuously updated throughout the semester. The educational material on the website is password protected. The password will be announced during the exercises, can be found in the Neptun system under Courses / Course data / Basic data / web address or can be obtained from the tutor.



Job title



Departmental Education Administrator

Andrea Kovács

NET 623


Dr. Hargita Hegyesi

NET 621

Teacher in charge of the subject

Prof. László Kőhidai

NET 705

Head of the Department

Prof. Edit Buzás

NET 717

If possible, academic matters are handled electronically. For information on how to contact us in person, please contact the academic administrator by phone or email. 




Genetics and genomics ebook:  pdf (updated version of 2022)

Methods in genetics: pdf

Genetics and genomics glossary: pdf (collection of terms introduced during the semester, you can expect to find them in the competition and exam tests) 




Exam topic list: doc 







 Consultations in the exam period:



Room/Zoom URL

21.05. Tuesday



27.05. Monday

10:00  NET L15 

03.06. Monday



10.06. Monday


17.06. Monday


24.06. Monday



01.07. Monday










Results of the Csaba Szalai Memorial Competition

  Neptun code Results
1st prize E8XPK9 excellent (5)
AOEVUR excellent (5)
2nd prize EC3PJW excellent (5)
3rdprize FLUSGJ excellent (5)
SJ50VF excellent (5)
  WP7JVX excellent (5)
  HW86AX good (4)
  EWQ5E6 good (4)
  IO1KTM good (4)
  FLKOCR good (4)
  I27O6H good (4)
  CJBWWM good (4)

Congratulations to the winners!

Please check and accept the offered exam grades in Neptune.
Information on the distribution of certificates and gift vouchers will be sent later.

Csaba Szalai Memorial Competition

Information on the Genetics and Genomics Competition for Dentistry Students
for the 2023/2024 academic year, 2nd semester

The competition is open to students who have been previously notified in writing (on Neptun).

Date: Friday, May 3 2024, at 18:15
Location: NET L13-16 rooms


Participants must present a valid, photo-bearing identification document (e.g., student ID, personal ID) at the competition, and upon request, show it to the supervising teacher. If a student cannot verify their identity in the above manner, they will not be allowed to participate in the competition. A photo of the ID shown on a phone is not valid for identity verification.

Competition Test: Moodle written test with personal attendance.

The competition tasks may include multiple-choice tests, diagram analysis, tabular tasks, decision-making questions, and short essay questions.

50 minutes are allocated for 45 questions.

Grading the competition tests may take up to two working days.

The announcement of competition results is expected to be available on the Moodle platform from Wednesday, May 8, 2024, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Competition winners may receive a certificate and a gift voucher, and they will receive personal notification via Neptune message.

According to the current “Study and Examination Rules” students, who achieve the best results will be offered an exam grade (exemption) by the next:

a) reach the top 10%: excellent (exemption)

b) reach the top 10.1-20%: good (exemption)

If you have exemption, you can check the entry in Neptune. If you accept the grade in Neptune, you do not need to take the exam.

We wish you good learning and a successful competition!


Competition topic list: doc






The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.

Course coordinators:

Dr. LAJKÓ, Eszter

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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