Rules and regulations
The neurobiology course is an integrated one, delivered as a joint effort of three departments (Departments of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology; Biochemistry and Physiology). In this academic year the Anatomy Department is the course organizer. The educational activities of the Neurobiology course include lectures, seminars and practices. Most of the regulations concerning these activities are specific to the individual departments and will be introduced by the respective education officers.
Attendance of the seminars and practices is compulsory, although one may have two seminar and practice absences. If one collects three or more seminar and practice absences (regardless of the reason of the absences) the course organizer may refuse the verification of the lecture book. Making up the missed seminars and practices may be possible, but the individual departments determine the actual procedure.
In order to be able to complete the requirements of the Neurobiology course, the following printed materials are recommended. Note, however, that the requirements of the course include material delivered in the lecture hall only, not necessarily available in the recommended textbooks, while in other cases some information in the suggested textbook is not regarded as part of the exam material.
Anatomy, Histology and Embryology:
Haines, D.E.: Fundamental Neuroscience (2nd edition, Churchill Livingstone, 1997, ISBN: 0-443-06603-5)
Moore, K.L.: Clinically Oriented Anatomy (4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: 0-683-06141-0)
Sobotta: Atlas of Human Anatomy 1-2 (Urban & Schwarzenberg, Munich, 1989, ISBN:3-541-72711)
Ross, M.H., Romrell, L.J., Kaye, G.I.: Histology. A text and Atlas (4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: 0-683-30242-6)
Sadler, T.W.: Langman's Medical Embryology (8th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ISBN: 0-683-30650-2)
A. Fonyó: Principles of medical physiology (Medicina Publishing House Co., Budapest, 2002, ISBN: 963 242 726 2)
Physiology practice. A laboratory guide. (Revised edition, Debrecen, 2000)
Exercise book. (Revised edition, Debrecen, 2000)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Syllabus) Volume III., Chapter IX.(third edition, 2002.)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Syllabus) Volume III., Chapter IX.(third edition, 2002.): Selected readings (page 46)
During the term two self-controls (SCs) are organized. Attendance of the SCs is compulsory. If one meets the passing conditions (see below), the end-semester examination may be substituted with the result achieved on the basis of these tests (i.e. the student in question will be exempted of the final exam). The maximum achievable score is 100 points in the following distribution:
Anatomy: 40 points
Biochemistry 17.5 points
Physiology 42.5 points
The points collected in the frame of the two tests will be summarized on a departmental basis. If someone collects at least 60 % of the total number of points provided by the individual departments, she/he will be exempted of the end-semester examination (ESE). The 60 % limit is the following on departmental basis:
Anatomy: 24 points
Biochemistry 10.5 points
Physiology 25.5 points
If someone reaches the 60 % limit of all departmental scores, the ESE result can be calculated in the following way:
Total number of points score
0 – 60 points: fail
60 – 70 points pass
70 – 80 points satisfactory
80 – 90 points good
90 – 100 points excellent
If the departmental score achieved by the student is more than 60 %, and he/she wishes to improve on this score, it can be done on any of the exam days.
Requirements for taking the Neurobiology course:
Human Physiology II. and Biochemistry