Course information

Genetics and Genomics (AOKGEN030_1A) course

General 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. Valéria László (tutor) not later than 12th 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 and 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 practice. 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 (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 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 on the 3rd day after the exam. In the third exam midterm scores are not calculated. The midterm and exam questions are based on the e-book, lecture and practice presentations and handouts. 

During the semester you may get not more than 10 bonus scores, if you solve tasks given by your practice teacher. The bonus scores are added to midterm scores. In the third exam bonus 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. 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




Tuesday 8.55 – 10.25, 
NET Green Hall (Selye)


1st week

(1 – 5 February)

Introduction to human genetics,
the human genome

Typical mitosis

2nd week

(8 – 12  February)

Genetic variations

Atypical mitosis and meiosis

3rd week

(15 – 19 February)


Cytogenetics I
ppt   doc

 4th week

(22 – 26 February)


Cytogenetics II

5th week

(29 February – 4  March)

Monogenic inheritance
(Autosomal inheritance)

Study of monogenic inheritance,
pedigree analysis

6th week

(7 – 11  March)

Role of sex in inheritance

Factors effecting the expression of genotype

7th week

(14 – 18 March)

National holiday

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics I

8th week

(28 March – 1 April)

Genetics of biological processes

Molecular genetic methods and applications in human genetics II

9th week

(4 – 8 April)

Introduction to genomics.
Methods in 


10th week

(11 – 15 April)

Genomic approach of complex inheritance

Midterm (written)

11th week

(18 – 22 April)

No lecture (Faculty Day)

Evaluation of of molecular genetic studies

12th week

(25 – 29 April)

Population and evolution genetics (genomics)

 Molecular and cytological consequences of some monogenic disorders

13th week

(2 – 6 May)

Pharmaco- and nutrigenetics (genomics)

Complex inheritance

14th week

(9 – 13 May)

Metagenomics, ELSI




Genetics and genomics ebook:  pdf




Exam topic list: doc



Genetics and genomics consultations (in the NET building) – 2nd semester  of  2015/16

23 May (Monday)  11.00 L14
30 May (Monday)  10.00 L14
6 June  (Monday)  10.00 L14
13 June (Monday)  10.00 L14
20 June (Monday) 10.00 L14
24 June (Friday)   13.00 L14

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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