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Physiology (EPh)

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

General

 

Regularity in class attendance, faithfulness and diligence in the fulfillment of all duties are expected of all students. Students are subject to the basic principles of considerate regards of others and all the general disciplinary regulations of the Semmelweis University as well as to the special regulations of the Institute of Human Physiology.

Buildings of the Institute of Human Physiology are considered public buildings. Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed and smoking is not allowed within the premises.

The students have to conform to all the safety rules and guidelines as set forth by the Institute of Human Physiology and conveyed by their instructors.

 

Grading of Performance DURING THE SEMESTER

 

Lab Work

 

Practices are held every other week and are for discussion of ongoing new lecture material. Also, the theoretical knowledge of the students is tested systematically in a written form on the seminars. The written test is followed by the consultation of the lecture material. Students are required to take 7 written exams in each semester the topic of which is determined in advance but in principle is related to the lecture material of the previous two weeks. In case a specific seminar falls on a holiday, than the test of that week is made up on the following week. The form of the test can be quiz or multiple-choice type questions. Tests are evaluated on a 1 to 5 scale according to the table below:

 

Performance

 

Grade

 

0 – 59% Fail (1)
60 – 69% Pass (2)
70 – 79% Fair (3)
80 – 89% Good (4)
90 – 100% Honor (5)

 

Absence from a seminar also yields grade 1 (fail) for that week. The worst grade of the 7 seminar tests is omitted from the calculation of the Lab Work Grade.

 

Grading of Lab Work

 

The overall lab work performance (Lab Work Grade) for the given semester is assessed on a scale of 1 to 5 by averaging the results of 6 tests in the given semester which mark will be entered into the index. If the one decimal average of the 6 tests is less than 2.0 than the overall Lab Work Grade is “Fail” (1) which results in denial of admission to the semifinal or final exam.

Furthermore, more than 2 missed Labs in one semester also result in the overall grade “Fail” and a consequent denial of admission to the Semifinal or Final Exam.

 

Examinations

 

Exams in Medical Physiology are organized according to the following rules:

 

Fall Semester

The overall result of the Semifinal Examination is based on the written Theoretical Semifinal Exam (90 multiple-choice type questions).

Three individual sets of questions (30 questions each) will be compiled for each exam, containing separate chapters of physiology. Students are required to pass each of these sets to pass the semifinal exam (i.e. a minimum of 50 % level – 15 points – for the individual sets). The semifinal grade will be computed by summing up the score of each set.

 

Evaluation:

 

Score

 

Grade

 

0 – 45 Fail (1)
46 – 53 Pass (2)
54 – 62 Fair (3)
63 – 71 Good (4)
72 – 90 Honor (5)

 

Examination may be retaken 3 days the earliest after the failed exam.

 

Spring Semester

The overall result of the Final Examination is based on the written Theoretical Final Exam (90 multiple-choice type questions).

Three individual sets of questions (30 questions each) will be compiled for each exam, containing separate chapters of physiology. Students are required to pass each of these sets to pass the final exam (i.e. a minimum of 50 % level – 15 points – for the individual sets. The final grade will be computed by summing up the score of each set.

 

Evaluation:

 

Score

 

Grade

 

0 – 45 Fail (1)
46 – 53 Pass (2)
54 – 62 Fair (3)
63 – 71 Good (4)
72 – 90 Honor (5)

 

Examination may be retaken 3 days the earliest after the failed exam.

 

COMPETITION

 

During the last week of the second semester a competition will be held. On the competition students have to answer 40 quiz-type, and two essay-type questions covering the material lectured in both semesters. Both of the Lab Work Grades must be at least 3 to become eligible for the competition.

Terms of Admission to Semifinal and Final Exams

 

The Lab Work Grade in each semester needs to be at least 2.0 to qualify for admission to the Semifinal and Final Exams in Medical Physiology.

IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE FOR THE STUDENTS TO NOTE, THAT INSUFFICIENT PERFORMANCE IN LAB WORK DURING THE RESPECTIVE SEMESTER RESULTS IN DENIAL OF ADMISSION TO THE SEMIFINAL OR FINAL EXAM AND CONSEQUENTLY LOOSING THE WHOLE SEMESTER.

 

Rules of Registration for the Semi-final and Final Exams

 

Detailed information on the physiological course is available at the website of the Institute: (www.humanphysiology.usn.hu).

Registration for the semifinal and final examination and postponement of an exam can be carried out via the Neptun system of the University.

PLEASE, NOTE! THOSE WHO FAIL TO SHOW UP AT THE BOOKED EXAM WILL BE REPORTED AS ABSENT TO THE DEAN AND THE AVAILABLE NUMBER OF EXAMINATIONS WILL BE REDUCED BY ONE. The index book must be presented at the start of the exam. Students absent from an exam due to sickness should present a note from doctor’s office within three days after the examination to cancel out the absence.

For more information on general rules of examinations, please consult the Calendar.

 

CONDUCT DURING MIDTERMS AND EXAMS

 

To carry out the exams in an orderly manner the following rules will be enforced:

 

  1. The students will be seated randomly in the lecture hall.
  2. No electronic devices are allowed in the lecture hall, i.e. cell phones, PDAs, etc., or must be kept in the baggage.
  3. Baggage and overcoats should be placed next to the wall of the lecture halls.
  4. As soon as the distribution of the test materials starts and during the whole period of exam complete silence must be maintained. Any form of communication is disallowed.
  5. Students not complying with these rules will be disqualified immediately.