Course information

for students of Pharmacy
in the second semester of 2017/2018 Academic Year 

General information


Biology II covering Basic Human Genetics has theoretical (GYGENBILE2A - lecture) and laboratory (GYGENBILG2A - practice) parts too.  According to the Academic and Examination Rules (17§ 7-8.) the students must visit at least 75% of the lessons. Attendance on the lectures and practices will be checked weekly. More than three absences from the practices and more than four absences from the lectures of ANY REASON invalidate the semester, no signature is given and to sit for the exam is not allowed. There are no extra lectures and practices. On the practices a notebook for notes and drawings, and colored pencils are needed.

Remember the exact time of lectures and practices. Being late from practice is considered as an absence.

The slides, microscopes and other belongings in the Labs (Practice Rooms) should be handled with care. Any disappearance or harm in them should be paid by the groups working in the same room.

In this semester you have two midterms: in the 5th (written) and 13th week (written) practice time. On midterms questions will be from practice and lecture. Absence from the midterm is considered as absence from the practice. At the end of the semester your performance will be evaluated by a practical gradeRequirements of practice signature and grade are: not more than three absences from the practices and the average of midterm grades   has to be 2.0. Requirement of lecture signature is: practice grade and not more than four absences from the lectures. In the case of midterm failure you will have a chance for retake during the semester, and if it is needed a very last chance at the beginning of examination period before the final exam. There is no chance to improve midterm grades. You may have written tests, too.

If you have got lecture signature, in the examination period you will have final exam that will be a written test (multiple choice, essay, drawing etc. similar to midterms) covering practice and lecture parts of both Biology I and Biology II. To pass the exam you have to reach 50% of scores both in Biology I and II questions.

Online registration for the exam through Neptun system will be from the second part of April. Students have three exam chances. In the examination period there are voluntary consultations.

There will be more information on the homepage (The user name and password is on course datasheet of the Neptun) of the Department:  eg. lecture and practice presentations, detailed topic list for midterms and final exam.



  • Genetics and genomics (e-book) - (The user name and password is on course datasheet of the Neptun)
  • Some chapters of Alberts et al.: Essential Cell Biology. (third or fourth edition) Garland Publ. Inc. are also useful.



Course coordinator

Dr. Orsolya Láng

Room 719 (7th floor) NET Building

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Edit Buzás

Room 717 (7th floor) NET Building


Topic list




Monday 16:00 - 17:30
Green Hall, NET building


Wednesday 15:15 - 16:45

1st week

(5-9 Feb)

Transmission of genetic information

Typical and non-typical mitosis

2nd week

(12-16 Feb)

Introduction to human genetics,
the human genome

Meiosis and gametogenesis

3rd week

(19-23 Feb)

Genetic variability I.
Mutations and polymorphisms

Cytogenetics I
ppt   doc

 4th week

(26 Feb - 2 Mar)

Genetic variability II.
Chromosomal aberration

Cytogenetics II
ppt   doc

5th week

(5-9 Mar)

Genetic variability III.
Length mutations

Midterm (written)

6th week

(12-14 Mar)


Introduction to monogenic inheritance, pedigree analysis

7th week

(19-23 Mar)

Monogenic inheritance
(Autosomal inheritance)

Factors effecting the expression of genotype

8th week

(3-6 Apr)


Methods of molecular genetics I

9th week

(9-13 Apr)

Role of sex in inheritance

Methods of molecular genetics II

10th week

(16-21 Apr)

Genetics of biological processes

Methods of molecular genetics III

11th week

(23-27 Apr)

Genetics and genomics of complex  traits and disorders I

Medical applications of genetic methods
(monogenic inheritance)

12th week

(2-4 May)

Genetics and genomics of complex  traits and disorders II

Medical applications of genetic methods
(complex inheritance) II

13th week

(7-11 May)

Pharmaco- and nutrigenetics and genomics

Midterm (written)

14th week

(14-18 May)

Gene and genome manipulations

Medical applications of genetic methods
(summary) III



Genetics and genomics ebook: pdf


Exam topic list: doc 




Biology II./ Medical biology consultations (in the NET building) – 2nd semester  of  2017/18

22 May (Tuesday) 10.00 L15
28 May (Monday)          11.00        L15   
4 June  (Monday) 10.00 L15
11 June (Monday) 10.00 L15
18 June (Monday) 10.00 L15
25 June (Monday) 10.00 L15
2 July (Monday) 10.00 L15

The consultation lasts for maximum 90 minutes. If there are no students present at the beginning of the consultation, it will be cancelled.



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