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Semi-final examination

Results of semi-final examination (scores of blocks, points for laboratory examintion) 

Registration for /Medical/ Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology II and modification of the examination dates: electronically, via the Neptun-portal, http://net.neptun.sote.hu

The grade of the semi-final examination is based on four elements:

  1. theoretical written test of biochemistry problem set and multiple choice type tests (T)
  2. laboratory examination (L)
  3. grades of midterm examinations (M)
  4. bonus points‘ collected in the course of the semester (B) (see also ‘grading of the performance of the laboratory work’)

Theoretical written test (T)

The biochemistry problem sets and multiple choice type test questions are based on the recommended textbook, the lectures and the seminars. The theoretical written test is divided in three blocks (i) block#A set of biochemistry problems (questions – max 30 points) (ii) block#B 30 multiple choice type test questions (carbohydrates, metabolic integration) (max 30 points) (iii) block#C 30 multiple choice type test questions (lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, porphyrins) (max 30 points) . Correct answer for a biochemistry problem may result in max 1-3 points. The correct solution for a multiple choice type question results in 1 point. Futher points are added to the scores of block#B and block#C on the basis of the midterm examinations (M) of the fall semester of the 2014/2015 academic year. Results of midterm examinations of earlier studies (fall semester of 2012/2013, or 2013/2014) are not accepted.  Students may pass the semi-final examination with minimal scores of 15, 15, 15 for the block#A, block#B and block#C, respectively. 2 minutes is given for the solutions of each multiple choice type test questions and 30 minutes for the set of biochemistry problems.

Laboratory examination (L)

The laboratory examination is an obligatory part of the semi-final examination. Students get one question based on the attached „list of laboratory questions” and answer it in written form (in 15 Min). These tests are graded by 0, 1, 2 points. Students can not pass the semi-final examination with 0 point from the practical exam. Department of Medical Biochemistry gives the students a chance to write their laboratory test on the last week of the semester (14th week; last week laboratory exam). These latter tests are graded by 1 or 2 points; unsuccessful tests are only marked as ‘not accepted’; the unsuccesful ‘last week laboratory ‘ test doesn’t modify the max number of semi-final examination chances.

Results of the midterm examinations (M)

Grades of the 1st midterm examinations as points are added to the scores of block#B, the grades of 2nd midterm examination as points are added to the block#C.

Bonus points collected in the course of the semester (B)

Maximal number of ‘bonus points’ for the fall semester is 7. These bonus points can be collected in the course of fall semester according to the following scheme: (i) from the grading of the experimental work (‘lab-bonus’ points) (see ‘grading of the performance of the laboratory work’) (ii) from oral presentations on the seminars (‘presentation-bonus’ point) accompanied by powerpoint presentations or written summaries in electronic format, which are distributed through the on-line teaching system

Grading of the experimental work

points for lab-work #of lab-bonus points
7-8 for laboratory work 3
5-6 for laboratory work 2
4 for laboratory work 1

from oral presentations on the seminars (‘presentation-bonus’ point) accompanied by powerpoint presentations or written summaries in electronic format, which are distributed through the on-line teaching system (Max. number of ‘presentation-bonus’ point is 4 in the fall semester of the 2014/2015 academic year).

  • 4 points, if the student understands the content of the presented paper, emphasizes the biochemical interrelations and interprets the presented article at the expected level of knowledge
  • 0-3 points, if the student understands the content of the presented paper, but the presentation can be followed only with (substantial) help on behalf of the teacher

Grades of the semi-final examination

Total scores from the 4 elements of the semi-final examination = T + L + M + B

T + L + M + B Grade
if any of block#A, block#B or block#C contains 14 scores or less; if the laboratory examination is graded by 0; if the sum of  T+L+M+B 55 or less Fail (1)
56-69 Pass (2)
70-82 Satisfactory (3)
83-95 Good (4)
96-109 Excellent (5)

Students who pass block#A#B#C and the sum of T+L+M+B is 55 or more, but fail on the practical essay have to retake only the practical essay when they repeat the semifinal exam; students who pass the laboratory examination but fail on the written test, have to retake the blocks#A#B#C.  Those who want better grade are entitled to rewrite also the block#A#B#C, however, with the risk of performing worse.

‘1 point rule’ if any of the blocks contains 14 point and the other two blocks contain 15 points or more (T) + the laboratory exam is evaluated by either 1 or 2 points (L), the grade for semifinal examination is 2 (pass)  if the sum of scores and points (T+L+M+B) are 59 points or higher.