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Requirement of Student Research and related activities

Student Research is performed in our Department according to local and university-level regulations in the framework of announced courses.
The Student performs his research activities as a member of a  research group under the supervision and guidance of one or more project leader(s).

Courses related to Student Research with credit points:

1. Bevezetés a farmakológiai kutatásokba/Introduction to pharmacological research course (“Science Club”; 2 credits)

The course is announced every semester and is held in English.

Requirements for taking the course:

  • Being a student of a university
  • For SU students completed or at least parallel attendance of courses Medical biochemistry I. & II. and Medical physiology I. & II.
  • For non-SU students an average above 4.0 in the last two semester
  • Taking the “TDK Work” (undergraduate research) course prior or parallel to the course.

Requirements for completion:

  • Referring one scientific paper, for which a date is secured until the 2nd week in the semester.
  • missing a max of 3 classes.
  • successful written exam at the last class of the semester.

2.   TDK Work course (1 credit)

Requirements for taking the course:

  • Mark 4 or 5 at biochemistry and/or physiology for SU students (for students with exceptional qualities the proposed project leader can apply for exemption)
  • For non-SU students the proposed project leader evaluates the applicant’s grades
  • Attendance at the Science Club classes
  • Signing of non-disclosure agreement registering with the Semmelweis University’s Student’s Scientific Association

Requirements for completion:

  • As per university-level regulations
  • Activities performed for at least 4 hours weekly
  • Choosing project leader until the 6th week of the semester
  • Regular participation to the Science Club every semester: max 3 classes missed in a semester. Exemption can be given in individual cases based on a written application. The student’s tutor should write a letter for the course leaders (T Zelles and Z Giricz) until the first class of the Science Club.

Further related activities:

Teacher’s assistance (demonstrators)

Current or past Research Students with best grades have the opportunity to participate to the teaching of pharmacology in our Department as a Teacher’s assistant (TAs or demonstrators). TAs participate in giving seminars under the supervision and guidance of our senior teachers.

As TAs, students gather experience on the beauties and challenges of teaching pharmacology, which is advantageous for their career independent of their vocation or position. Furthermore, by preparing themselves for the seminars TAs can further expand and contextualize their knowledge on pharmacology, which is invaluable for their clinical skills.

Requirements for application

  • As per University-level regulations
  • Mark 4 or 5 at pharmacology
  • Advantage: being a TDK student at the institute and prior completion of the Introduction to pharmacological research course

Requirements of being a TA

  • regular participation in teaching and in the special Education meetings at the department
  • contribution to the development of the curriculum

Thesis work

Requirements for application

  • Doing research at the department in the topic of the thesis
  • signing of non-disclosure agreement