Course information

Genetics and Genomics (FOKGEN051_1A-00) course

General information


Prerequisite subject:Medical Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III.
Credits: 3
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 ED students in the second semester. Students who have passed Medical Biology II do not have to register this course. (No exemption request is needed).

In the case of having Genetics credits from other university, claim for exemption has to be handed in to Dr. Valéria László (tutor) not later than 13th 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 lectures. The attendance of students on the practices and lectures will be checked weekly. More than three absences from the lessons invalidate the semester, no signature is given. There are no extra practices.

Midterm exam (written) will be on the 8th week lecture. Result of the midterm exam influences the final grade (see below). Spare midterm is organized for those students who miss the midterm because 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.


Examination info

The semester is finished by a written exam (single choice and essay questions, family tree, kariogram, result of molecular genetic studies etc.) The exam grade will be calculated from the sum of midterm scores (maximum 40) and exam scores (maximum 80). For passing (Grade 2-5) you have to reach more than 50 % of both the exam scores (40) and total scores (60). In case of failure (Grade 1), the retake can be done not sooner than 3 days after the exam. In the third exam midterm scores are not calculated. The midterm and exam questions are based on the textbook, lecture and practice presentations and handouts. 

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 in 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. You cannot take the exam without lecture (index) book!

The third exam can be taken after paying retake fee. In this case the students have to show up the receipt before the exam.


  • Genetics and genomics e-book: (The user name and password is on course datasheet of the Neptun)
  • Textbook: Thompson & Thompson: Genetics in Medicine 7th edition, ISBN: 9781416030805.
  • Lecture and practice presentations, (occasionally) hand-outs:



Job title




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

NET 621

Head of the Department

Prof. Edit Buzás, PhD, DSC

NET 717


Topic list



Friday 14.04-15.35, 
NET Green Hall


1st week

(2 – 6 February)

Introduction to human genetics,
the human genome

Typical mitosis

2nd week

(9 – 13 February)

Transmission of genetic information


Atypical mitosis and meiosis

3rd week

(16 – 20 February)

Mutations and polymorphism


Cytogenetics I
ppt   doc

 4th week

(23 – 27 February)


Cytogenetics II

5th week

(2 – 6 March)


Study of monogenic inheritance, pedigree analysis

6th week

(9 – 13  March)

Monogenic inheritance (Autosomal inheritance)

Factors effecting the expression of genotype

7th week

(16 – 20 March)

Role of sex in inheritance

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics I

8th week

(23  27 March)

Midterm (written)


9th week

(6 – 10 April)

Genetics of sex

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics II

10th week

(13 – 17 April)

Genetics of biological processes

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics III

11th week

(20 – 24 April)

Introduction to genomics. Methods in genomics

Evaluation of of molecular genetic studies

12th week

(27 – 30 April)

No lecture

No practice

13th week

(4 – 8 May)

Genomic approach of complex inheritance

Molecular and cytological consequences of some monogenic disorders

14th week

(11 – 15  May)

Pharmaco- and nutrigenetics and genomics

Complex inheritance




Genetics and genomics ebook: pdf




Exam topic list: doc




Genetics and genomics consultations

22/05/2015   (Friday)   1300 L13-L15
01/06/2015   (Monday)  1000 L13-L15
08/06/2015   (Monday)  1000 L13-L15
15/06/2015   (Monday)  1000 L13-L15
22/06/2015   (Monday)  1000 L13-L15
29/06/2015   (Monday)  1000 L13-L15


The consultation lasts for maximum 70 minutes. If there are no students present at the beginning of the consultation, it will be cancelled.


The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.

Course coordinators:

Cell Science / Biology:
Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251

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

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

Neptun administrator
(Education secretariat):

L. DIBÓ, Szilvia
+36 20 825 9996

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