Biology II. (GYKGEN269E2A and GYKGEN269G2A)
for students of Pharmacy
in the second semester of 2022/2023 Academic Year 

Topic list



Tuesday 14:15 - 15:45
EOK Beznák Lecture Hall


Tuesday, NET L13-14

1st week
(Feb 14)

Transmission of genetic information

Typical and non-typical mitosis

2nd week
(Feb 21)

Introduction to human genetics,
the human genome

Meiosis and gametogenesis

3rd week
(Feb 28)


Cytogenetics I

 4th week
(Mar 7)

Genetic variation I

Cytogenetics II

5th week
(Mar 14)

Genetic variation II

Midterm (Moodle test)

6th week
(Mar 21)

Monogenic inheritance
(Autosomal inheritance)

 Introduction to monogenic inheritance,
pedigree analysis

7th week
(Mar 28)


Molecular genetic methods and applications
in human genetics I

8th week
(Apr 4)

Role of sex in inheritance

Molecular genetic methods and applications
in human genetics II

9th week
(Apr 11)

Introduction to genomics
Methods in genomics

Molecular genetic methods and applications
in human genetics III

10th week
(Apr 18)

Complex traits and disorders I

Medical applications of genetic methods

11th week
(Apr 25)

Complex traits and disorders II

Midterm (Moodle test)

12th week
(May 2)

Pharmaco- and nutrigenomics

Complex traits and disorders

13th week
(May 9)

Genetics of biological processes

Prenatal testing

14th week
(May 16)

Gene and genome manipulations

Medical applications of genetic methods



Course information

General information


Prerequisite subject: Biology I
Credits: 2+2
Attendance: 75% of the lessons and practices
Exam: Moodle test in the exam period.


Biology II covering Basic Human Genetics has theoretical (GYKGEN269E2A - lecture) and laboratory (GYKGEN269G2A - practice) parts too. According to the Academic and Examination Rules (17§ 7-8.) the students must visit at least 75% of the practices. Attendance on the practices will be checked weekly. More than three absences from the practices 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.

Remember the exact time of lectures and practices. Being late (10 or more minutes) from practice is considered as an absence.

In this semester you have two midterms: in the 5th (Moodle test) and 11th week (Moodle test) practice time. On midterms questions will be from practice and lecture. Absence from the midterm is considered as absence from the practice. There is no chance to improve or retake the midterm tests.


You can also collect points based on five questions asked on each lecture, adding up to a maximum of 60 points (tests on Moodle). You can achieve more than 60 points on thelectures, but for evaluation we accept maximum 60 points.

In sum, maximum 120 points are offered as midterms plus lecture points:

At the end of the semester your performance will be evaluated according to the total scores therefore maximum of 8 bonus scores are offered:

Sum of the two midterms
and lecture points
Bonus scores
0-60 0
61-67 1
68-72 2
75-80 3
82-88 4
89-95 5
96-103 6
104-111 7
112-120 8

These extra scores will be added to the exam scores as bonus scores. Bonus points are only credited to those who have more than 50 % of the exam scores. No opportunity to improve the bonus scores.

You may have homework and weekly test, too.

If you have got lecture signature, in the examination period you will have final exam that will be a moodle test (multiple choice, essay, gap filling 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: e.g. lecture and practice presentations, detailed topic list for midterms and final exam.



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



  • 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.




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




Dear Students,

Please, find below more information about Biology II Exam.

The Biology II. exam will be organized during the exam period, the exact date will be given in the Neptun in May. The place of the exam is our practical Labs in the NET Building.

The semester is finished with a final exam, which will be a Moodle test (multiple choice, essay question, TEM and LM photos, family tree, karyogram, evaluation of molecular genetic studies, etc.) similar to midterms covering practice and lecture parts of both Biology I and Biology II. For passing (Grade 2-5), you have to reach more than 50 % of the exam scores and you have to reach 50% of scores both in Biology I and II questions. The exam questions are based on the labeled chapters of Essential Cell Biology and the Genetics and genomics e-book, lecture and practice presentations and handouts. Please, see “Exam” tab on our webpage in the examination period, for more information about the exams.

The exam days are published in the Neptun system, but the starting time may be varied and will be fixed in the Neptun the day before the exam. 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 for the exams. The time, the place and number of students may change after your registration, so check these parameters before the exam.

Students have three exam chances. In the examination period there are voluntary online consultations at Monday (visit the Consultation tab for further details).

The result of the exam will be in the Neptun within 24 hours.

The exam grade will be calculated as follows:


















If you obtain minimum of 30 scores in the Moodle test, for the grade calculation the your bonus scores will be also considered.

Exam topic:

The whole semester course of Biology I. and Biology II will be included (all lectures, practical’s see the exam topic list below). There will be for example single choice questions, figures, drop-down list, and make-order-type questions.

To pass the exam you have to reach 50% of scores (minimum 14 scores) both in Biology I and II questions.

Please, find me in e-mail if you have more questions.

Kind regards,

Orsolya Lang MD PhD
course coordinator 
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Biology II consultations in the exam period (online)

22.05.2023.   11:30-12:30 
Passcode: biol
26.05.2023.   8:00-9:00
05.06.2023.   10:00-11:00
12.06.2023.   11:30-12:30
19.06.2023.   11:30-12:30 
Passcode: biol
26.06.2023.   11:30-12:30 
Passcode: biol
30.06.2023.   9:30-10:30







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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