Course coordinators:
 
Subject Course coordinator Contacts Office hours

Biology / Medical Biology

Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya

Room 719 (7th floor, NET building)
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251

Monday 11:00-12:00

Genetics and genomics Dr. SEMSEI, Ágnes Room 611 (6th floor, NET building)
+36 1 210 2930 / 56502
Monday 11:00-12:00
Tuesday 12:00-13:00
Thursday 9:00-10:00

Immunology

Dr. HOLUB, Marianna

Room 618 (6th floor, NET building)
+36 1 210 2930 / 56234

Tuesday 14:30-15:30

       

Neptun administrator
(Education secretariat):

L. DIBÓ, Szilvia

Room 623 (6th floor, NET building)
+36 1 210 2950
+36 1 210 2930 / 56235

 

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Course information

General information


Subject code: FOKGEN037_1A
Prerequisite subject: Medical Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III.
Credits: 3
 

The Department of Genetics, Cell- and Immunobiology offers Immunology course for 3rd year students in the first semester. This course provides basic knowledge on the construction and activity of the immune system. The lecturer will sign the lecture (index) books during the exam. According to the Academic and Examination Rules (17§ 7-8.) the students must visit at least 75% of the lessons (both the lectures and seminars). This is the requirement for the validity of the semester. The absences are registered on every week, and more than three absences will invalidate the semester.

During the semester there will be a midterm exam. Points of the midterm will be the part (40%) of the final exam [except the second (or third) retake exam and improving a successful exam]. Although the midterm exam is not a requirement for the validity of the semester, if you miss the exam, 0 (zero) point will be added to your exam scores (and this is very unfavorable for your exam mark), and the missing will increase your number of absences. That is why a replacement midterm will be organized for those students, who miss the midterm because an acute illness, but they have to show up the medical record to the practical teacher (or course coordinator) in one week. After knowing how many students have to take the replacement midterm, we announce its date and place via a Neptun message.  There is no opportunity to improve the midterm result. 

 

Exam info

The semester is finished by a written exam with single choice and essay questions. On the first and second exam the grade will be calculated from the sum of midterm scores and exam scores (40 midterm points + 60 exam points + 10 term-points = 110 points). For passing (Grade 2-5) you have to reach more than 50 % of both the exam scores and total scores. (On the third and forth exam you have to reach more than 50 % of the exam scores.)

The retake exam can be done not sooner than on the 3rd day after the exam. The second and third retake exam – on other words the third and fourth exam – mark is based merely on the exam scores; the midterm points are not counted. The topics are based on the textbooks and the lectures, so attending them greatly helps the successful preparation for the exam. In the examitis not enough to reproduce the topics of the textbook and presentations, butyou have to be able to synthesize the knowledge from different parts.

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 (48 hrs before the beginning of the exam) for the exams. The exam rooms we should be engaged for months in advance, so later we cannot increase the number of examinees. We have to call you attention if you postpone you exam into the end of the exam period you can not register into some of the subjects (having prerequisite the Immunology) of the next semester in time.

You cannot take the exam without lecture (index) book! If you missed an examination you may provide official document in three working days, otherwise “failed to attend” will be registered into your index book and you have to pay a missed exam fee.  The second (and third) retake can be taken after the paying of a retake fee. In this case the students have to show up the receipt before the exam.

During the semester a two-round competition will be organized. The first round is the midterm exam, and based of the result the department will invite students onto the second round (about on the 13. week). The best students may get and an offered grade 4 or 5.

 

Useful hints

Do not forget that not only the texts of the textbook, but the figures, drawings are also part of the subject. When preparing for the exams, it is not enough to read the textbook, always make notes, draw schemes and flow charts.

Plan your examination period carefully.

 

Attendance of a minimum of 75% of both the lectures and the seminars is necessary for the end-term signature. 

Exam: written test in the exam period.

Literature:
Required textbooks:

  • KUBY Immunology • W. H. Freeman and Company • New York • 2013

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

Recommended:

  • Falus A. Immunology, Semmelweis PH, 2001. [You can buy this book in room NET 623 (6th floor)].
 

Contacts

Job title

Name

Room

Course coordinator (For the office hours see the homepage.)

A. Kristóf Fülöp, PhD

NET 622/A

Vice course coordinator

Marianna Holub, PhD

NET 618

Lecturer and Chairman of the Department

Prof. Edit Buzas, MD, DSc

NET 717

We do not arrange students’ affairs through phone or other way of telecommunication (except NEPTUN). For personal contact, you may be asked to present your index book or other photo I.D. The office hours of the course coordinator are available on the homepage of the department.

 

Topic list

 

Week

Lectures (2 hr / week)
Monday 13:25-15:05
NET Selye (Green) Lecture Hall

Practices / Seminars (1 hr / week)

1.
(Sept 7 - 11)

The roles, processes, organs and cells of the immune system
ppt

Basic terms, organs and cells of the immune system
ppt

2.
(Sept 14 - 18)

Principles of natural immunity
ppt

Methods based on antigen-antibody interactions I.
ppt

3.
(Sept 21 - 25)

The complement system; inflammation and acute phase reaction
ppt

Methods based on antigen-antibody interactions II. Flow cytometry
ppt

4.
(Sept 28 – Oct 2)

Antigen, antigen presentation and MHCs
ppt

Methods based on antigen-antibody interactions III. Immunoserology
ppt

5.
(Oct 5 – 9)

Antigen receptors and their formation
ppt

Complement
ppt

6.
(Oct 12 - 16)

T lymphocytes and cell-mediated immune response
pdf

Migration of immune cells
ppt

7.
(Oct 19 - 24)

B lymphocytes and humoral immune response
pdf

HLA typing
ppt

8.
(Oct 26 – 30)

Hypersensitivity

ppt

Pre-midterm consultation

9.
(Nov 2 - 6)

Midterm (written)
doc

Immunization and vaccination
ppt

10.
(Nov 9 - 13)

Autoimmunity and tolerance
ppt

Hypersensitivity I.
ppt

11.
(Nov 16- 20)

Immunology of transplantation;
Antitumor immunity
ppt

Hypersensitivity II-IV.

12.
(Nov 23 – 27)

Immune response in infections; immunodeficiencies
ppt

Screening methods for autoantibodies
ppt

13.
(Nov 30 – Dec 4)

Mucosal immunity
ppt

Biological therapies
ppt

14.
(Dec 7 - 11)

Immunopharmacology, neuro- and psychoimmunology
ppt

Pre-exam consultation

 

Ebook

Seminars in Immunology ebook: ppt

(Updated version 2015)

 

Exam


Exam topic list: doc

 

Consultation

 

Immunology consultations (in the NET building)

4 January 10:00, L16
11 January 10:00, L16
18  January 10:00, L16
25 January 14:00, L16

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

 

Competition

Immunology competition results
 

Dear Students!
 

Congratulations on your accomplishments!
The students with offered grade will be transferred into a virtual exam day in the Neptun (14. Dec.) They have to visit the course coordinator with their index book in the exam period (See the office hours below).
The students with offered grade 4 may register into a retake exam till 26. Jan.
I will send Neptun message in January, when the certificates for the first three EM students and the first ED student will be printed.

 

A. K. Fulop
course coordinator
NET 622A
Office hours (in the exam period and during holidays may change, but you may check on our home page):
Mon 13-14, Tuesday 11-12, Fri 10-11

 

EM
 

Code word

Points

Grade

Hajama

45

5

SP22K7

43

4

Immmmuno

43

4

Sara

41

 

Daisy

39

 

BLACK

37

 

Rabin

36

 

O3LO7G

36

 

BUFI

34

 

I5UN9U

32

 

Yo

30

 

BABA DEEP

27

 

PGJIMK

22

 

V71C5J

20

 


ED

Code word

Points

Grade

ZMON

41

4

BRAYENT

37

 

JEKDZM

37

 

OU3ASO

30

 


The user name and password are published in the NEPTUN.


Course coordinators:

Biology / Medical Biology:
Dr. LÁNG, Orsolya
+36 1 210 2930 / 56251
Monday 11:00-12:00

Immunology:
Dr. HOLUB, Marianna
+36 1 210 2930 / 56234
Wednesday 14:55-15:55
Thursday 16:00-17:00

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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