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Basic Immunology” (GYKGEN070E1A-00 and GYGENIMUE1A-00)
2  credits


Course Description: This course provides a basic knowledge of the structure and mechanisms of the immune system, immunological responses in health and disease.

Please note that because of possible unforeseen changes of the virus situation, there might be changes to the regulations described below. In case of any changes we inform you on the startup page of the website of the department and by Neptun messages.
Please read the general compulsory safety regulation:

Topic list and Schedule
Fall: 2020/21

Dear Students!

From 11 November 2020: because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic situation, lectures are held online (in Zoom).

Zoom URL for the lecture on 10th Dec (Lecturer: Viola Tamási): 
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Lectures (2*45 min / week)
Thursday, 10:35 – 12:05, NET Green Lecture Hall

(Sept 7-11)

Role, processes, organs and cells of the immune system
/ with voice: ppt

(Sept 14-18)

Principles of natural immunity
/ with voice: ppt

(Sept 21-25)

The complement system
/ with voice: ppt

(Sept 28 - Oct 2)

Antigen, antigen presentation and MHCs
/ with voice: ppt

(Oct 5-9)

Antigen receptors and their formation

(Oct 12-16)

T lymphocytes and cell-mediated immune response
/ with voice: ppt

(Oct 19-22)

B lymphocytes and humoral immune response
 / with voice: ppt

(Oct 26-30)

Immune response in infections; immonodeficiencies
/ with voice: ppt

(Nov 2-6)

Hypersensitivity reactions
/ with voice: ppt

(Nov 9-13)

Immunological tolerance; natural and pathological autoimmunity
/ Zoom video: video

(Nov 16-20)

Immunology of transplantation and pregnancy
 / with voice: ppt

(Nov 21-25)

Antitumor immunity
/ with voice: ppt

(Nov 30 - Dec 4)

/ with voice: ppt

(Dec 7-11)

/ Zoom video: video

The order of the lectures and seminars may be subject to modifications.


Course information


Prerequisite subject:
GYKGEN070E1A: Biology II.
GYGENIMUE1A: Biology II., Anatomy, Medical Terminology

Course Instructors and Contact Information:

Course instructor: Dr Marianna Csilla Holub, PhD
Office: NET 618
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emails must include your full name, student number and faculty and have a descriptive subject line.
Expect an average response time of 2 business days. Email will not be checked on weekends or holidays.
Email is not a substitute for office hours. Some questions and/or concerns are better addressed in person and you will be asked to come to office hours.

Office hours: Because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic situation, educational administration is managed electronically. In case of questions and/or concerns better addressed in person , ask about the possibility of personal administration at the education administrator's phone number or e-mail address.

Education administrator: Andrea Kovács; office: NET 623, Phone: 210-2950, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.-univ-hu

Lecturer and Chairman of the Department: Prof. Dr Edit Buzas, MD, DSc
Office: NET 717 - If you wish to discuss something with her, please email to set up an appointment.



Required Textbook:            
Abbas, Lichtmann, Pillai, Basic Immunology 5th Edition,Elsevier, 2015, eBook ISBN: 9780323400145, eBook ISBN: 9780323400114, eBook ISBN: 9780323400152, Paperback ISBN: 9780323390828
Lecture ppt presentations


Other Information

In the rooms of the NET building it is compulsory for everyone to wear a mask that covers both the nose and the mouse. Violation of this rule excludes a student from the practice/seminar or lecture and will have legal consequences according to the directive of the Rector and Chancellor (E/19/2020. (VIII. 28.). see 
You will be responsible for material presented in class and associated textbook sections. The textbook is your resource and will help you understand this material. It contains many of the visuals presented in the lectures. Pay careful attention to the Figures and to the questions and guidelines for study at the end of each chapter.

Semi-final exam:

The semester ends up with a colloquium (semi-final exam; exam period: December 14, 2020 - January 29, 2021).
The grade for the course will be based on the following:
Semi-final exam (date and time set by Neptun) – 90 min. long written test: 60 points
Your mark will be calculated as follows:
Students have to reach more than 50 % of the exam scores (31 out of 60) to pass.
The topics are based on the textbooks and the lectures, so attending the latter ones greatly helps students to successfully prepare for the exam. At the exam, it is not sufficient to repeat memorized topics from the textbook and presentations, but you have to be able to synthesize and integrate your knowledge from different parts.
The exam dates will be published one month before the beginning of the exam period. Registration for the exam dates (or modifying the registration) 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. Since we have to book the exam rooms in advance, we cannot change (increase) the maximum number of examinees.
For taking the exam, students have to prove their identity by an official formal personal document with a photo (i.e. passport, driving license).
The announcement of the results takes two-four working days, depending on the number of examinees. Here we would also like to warn you  that in case of  postponing your  exam right to the end of the exam period, you may not be able to register to some of the subjects (which have Immunology  as a  prerequisite) of the next semester on time.
If you miss an exam, the second retake exam (and all others thereafter) can be taken upon payment of a retake fee. The receipt has to be presented to the examiner at the beginning of the exam. If you miss the exam for a valid reason you must request deferred standing. To request deferred standing you must submit a supporting documentation to the Students Administration Office of the Department (not to the Secretary) (NET 623) within 3 business days of the missed exam. Doctor’s notes are NOT sufficient for missed exams; you MUST have your doctor fill out the Attending Physician’s Statement (please make sure you are using the current version of the Attending Physician’s statement form – no other versions will be accepted). Exam missed without certification means the loss of one exam possibility.
Recording of the exam tasks is NOT permitted. Students in violation of these policy may have legal action taken against them.

Consultation in the exam period:
In the exam period the Department keeps an official 45 min consultation, once per week. The exact dates will be published on the website prior the exam period.


Seminars in Immunology ebook: pdf

(Updated version 2015)



Dear Students,

The Basic Immunology exam is organized electronically, as a distance examination. You can register for it via Neptun.

In the written Immunology exams, the Rector's directive must be followed:

We would like to draw your attention to some technical issues:

The exam takes place on the interface of Moodle, including the teleconferencing interface of the Zoom. For the exam you receive a Zoom invitation via the Neptun system.

According to the referred Rector's directive, you are obliged to provide the technical background for the exams. Based on our experience, you need a Windows-based computer / laptop. It seems that Zoom and Moodle are not optimized for the iOs system either. If the connection is broken during the exam out of your responsibility, you must prove this within 3 working days, after which we will judge the situation individually.

According to the referred Rector's directive, you must also be in a Zoom contact (meeting) with the teacher supervising you during the written Moodle exams. In other words, you have to be visible and audible by the camera and microphone switched on throughout the examination. You can’t be present on Zoom and Moodle at the same time by using an iPad, tablet or phone, so keep it in mind.

It is forbidden to use headsets, earphones or any electronic or paper-based aids, or to use third parties during the whole exam. Once the noises around you can be heard, you will need a quiet place where you must be alone for the duration of the exam to avoid disturbing the other students.

If any of the above conditions are not met, the supervising teacher may exclude you from the exam.

You must join the Zoom group meeting 15 minutes before the start of the exam using the link available in Neptun. Also log in to the Moodle interface and prepare your student ID. At the official start of the exam, we will admit you from the waiting room to the “meeting” at the same time.

Before the start of the examination, you shall make a statement that you are familiar with and accepts the present regulations of the distance examination, and accepts that the examination takes place on a given electronic interface, the operation of which you are aware of.

By reading the list of names before starting the exam, you must present your student ID to the supervising teacher through the camera. In the “meeting” you have to use your own name, if you did not log in with this, you can change it to official /valid with the “rename” option. Anyone who is not present at the personal identification will be automatically excluded from the exam. After the personal identification, you will get the password in the Zoom chat window, with which you can open the exam test in the Moodle system. The test consists of 60 MC tasks (60 points), you have 45 minutes to fulfill it after opening the test.

If absolutely necessary, you can communicate with the supervising teacher in the Zoom chat.

If you have finished the written exam on Moodle, notify the supervising teacher in the Zoom chat, then you can exit Zoom. Leaving Zoom before completing the Moodle exam will invalidate your exam.

The image, sound and chat of the exam will be recorded on Zoom.

The result of the exam is recorded in Neptun within 48 hours.

We wish you much success!

Exam topics: doc




Online consultations in the exam period: every Monday 11:00 - 12:00

  • 21 December
  • 28 December
  • 4 January
  • 11 January
  • 18 January
  • 25 January

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