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Education Courses Veterinary Pharmacology 2

Veterinary Pharmacology 2

Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Lectures theme

TOPICS of pharmacological lectures

Academic year 2019/2020, 2nd Semester

Time and Date of lectures:              Monday 1215-1400


03. February

Lect. 1-2

Introduction to chemotherapy

Ákos Jerzsele

10. February   

Lect. 3-4


Ákos Jerzsele

17. February

Lect. 5-6


Aminoglycoside antibiotics

Ákos Jerzsele

 24. February


Tetracyclines, macrolide antibiotics

Ákos Jerzsele

 2. March

Lect. 9-10

Lincosamides, pleuromutilins, phenicols

Ákos Jerzsele

 9. March

Lect. 11-12

Polypeptides, rifamycins, glycopeptides

Sulphonamides and diaminopyrimidines

György Csikó

 16. March

Lect. 13-14

Fluoroquinolones and other antibacterial agents

György Csikó

23. March

Lect. 15-16

Anthelminthic agents I.

György Csikó

30. March

Lect. 17-18

Anthelminthic agents II.

Ectoparasiticides I.

György Csikó

6. April

Lect. 19-20



13. April*

Lect. 21-22

Ectoparasiticides II.

Ákos Jerzsele

 20. April

Lect. 23-24

Anticoccidials and other antiprotozoal drugs

György Csikó

27. April

Lect. 25-26

Disinfectants and antiseptics

György Csikó

4. May

Lect. 27-28

Antifungal drugs

Erzsébet Gere

11. May

Lect. 29-30

Antineoplastic and antiviral agents

Erzsébet Gere

Budapest, 22th January 2020

Ákos Jerzsele DVM Ph.D.

Head of department

*Official holiday, date of the retake will be discussed with the students.

Practical lessons theme

2nd Semester 2019/2020.

Practical 1

Feb. 3-7.

Principles in fluid therapy. Posology.
Practical 2

Feb. 10-14.

Pharmacokinetic investigation in broiler chickens

Basic knowledge of pharmacokinetics

Practical 3

Feb. 17-21.

Pharmacology of inflammation

Written test (inflammation)

Practical 4

Feb. 24-28.

Pharmacology of respiratory and cardiovascular system
Practical 5

March 2-6.

Pharmacology of hormones

Written test (hormones)

Practical 6

March 09-13.

Reduction of antibiotic consumption in veterinary practice

Disinfectants, antibiotic alternatives

Practical 7

March 16-20.

Midterm test1 – Wednesday (18th March, 7:00) (Antibiotics)

Opportunity to check the tests: Friday (20th March, 7:30-8:00)

Practical 8

March 23-27.

Usage of antibiotics in ruminants and horses

Retake of midterm test1: Tuesday, 24th March, 7:00

Opportunity to check the tests: Friday (27th March, 7:30-8:00)

Practical 9

March 30-3.

Usage of antibiotics in poultry and swine
Practical 10

Apr. 6-10.

Holiday issued by the rector
Practical 11

Apr. 14-17.

Usage of antibiotics in companion animals

Written test (Practical 8 and 9)

Practical 12

Apr. 20-24.

Midterm test2 – Wednesday (22nd April, 7:00) (Anthelmintics, ectoparasiticids)

Opportunity to check the tests: Friday (24th April, 7:30-8:00)

Practical 13

Apr. 27-30.

Usage of endoparasiticides

Retake of midterm test2: Tuesday, 28th April, 7:00

Opportunity to check the tests: next Monday (4th May, 7:30-8:00)

Practical 14

May. 4-8.

Usage of ectoparasiticides

Consultation, retake of missed or cancelled practicals

Re-retake for those who failed to pass any of the midterms or the practicals: to be determined during the semester.

Final exam, written part:

18th May (Monday)

25th May (Monday)

29th May (Friday)

8th June (Monday)

15th June (Monday)

22nd June (Monday)

Opportunity to check the exams will be provided on each Tuesday after the exams’ date, between 9:30-10:00.

Evaluation description


VETERINARY PHARMACOLOGY in English, Spring semester, Academic year 2019/2020

Students will be hereby informed that the prevalent qualification system and requirements in subject “Veterinary Pharmacology” for the spring semester are as follows:

  1. For completing the semester it is obligatory:
  • Regular visiting of the lectures
  • Successful performance on all practical lectures (laboratory courses)
  • Successful performance on the written tests and midterm tests.

The acceptance of the semester is certified by the signature of the authorized lecturer. More than five weeks of absence in a semester results in an automatic exclusion from the semester (cf. Student’s guide).

  1. Practicals
  • The attendance on all labs is obligatory, missed labs have to be retaken. It is possible to attend another group’s practical on the same week, if it has been previously discussed with the appropriate group leader and if there’s enough place in the other group. There are only 2 possibilities for attending different practical groups during the semesters. Above these 2 possibilities, the practical is not accepted. If the student can’t manage to attend another group’s practical on the same week or if the 2 possibilities have already been used, retake will be possible at the end of the semester on a date previously discussed with the group leader.
  • Wearing a lab coat is obligatory on the labs, the names will be checked, and students should put their signature on the list at the end of practical.
  • Students have to be able to answer questions about the topic of former and actual practical or lectures satisfactory either verbal or written (weekly test, quiz). Three written tests will be written in the semester during the practicals. Date and topic of these tests is included in the semester’s schedule. The first two written tests will include the material of some lectures from the previous semester, while the third will include the material of some practicals from the second semester (for details, see the semester’s schedule). Written tests will contain 3 short answer questions, 1 posology calculation and 1 prescription. 15 minutes will be provided for the completion of the written tests. The students will receive grades based on their performance. For the practical acceptance the average of these test grades should be at least 2 (60.5%). Retake of failed tests and retake for improving the grade are not possible.
  • In case of missing one of the written tests, result will be 0% for that part, but if the absence can be justified, the student can write the test separately after consultation with the practical leader.
  1. Midterm tests

Dates and times of the two midterm tests will be given in the semester’s schedule. Minimum acceptance level of completion is 60.5% of the maximal scores (100%). Failed midterm test can be retaken during the semester only once (one retake option after each midterm). If the student cannot attend the retake midterm, it will be accepted as a failed test. Dates of the retake tests and the opportunity to check the tests will also be provided in the semester’s schedule. Those who fail the retake of any of the midterms, will have one final choice to re-retake it at the end of the semester, in a written test, based on the material of both previous midterms (even if the student only failed one of the midterms, the final re-retake will contain materials of midterm 1 and 2 together). Date of this re-retake test will be provided later. Those who fail to achieve 60.5% on the practicals’ written tests, will also have a chance to write this final re-retake from both midterms’ material. All midterms (including retakes) will only include materials of the lectures, excluding the practicals’ materials (detailed topics of the midterms will be provided in the semester’s schedule). Midterms will consist of simple choice questions, short answer questions and 2 prescriptions with posology calculation, in total 100%. 60 minutes will be provided for each midterm, including retakes. 

  1. Final exam at the end of the course

After completion of the two semesters (Veterinary Pharmacology I and II.), authorized by the respective lab teacher, a final exam must be taken, that consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam is graded as „acceptable” or „not acceptable”. Those students, who reach at least 90% on the midterm tests and the practicals together[1], won’t have to take the written part of the final exam, they will be able to go directly to the oral exam. Only those students who have passed (60.5%) the written exam can take the oral. Dates and opportunities to check the final written exams will be provided in the semester’s schedule. The final written exam will include simple choice questions and 2 prescriptions with posology calculation in total 100%.

On the oral exam, two topics should be discussed and the results of both should be at least satisfactory. 30 minutes will be provided for preparation before the oral exam.

The grading of the oral final exam is as follows:

excellent (5)

good (4)

medium (3)

satisfactory (2)

unsatisfactory (1)

Each student has three total opportunities to pass the oral exams. After three failed written exams, one opportunity will be lost from the oral exam.

Topics of the oral exam will be provided by the end of February. Active substance names and doses to be known will also be provided. Doses should be known for both the written and oral part of the final exam.


Budapest, 27th January 2020

Ákos Jerzsele DVM Ph.D.

head of department

[1] Calculation: average of the practicals (three written tests) will be calculated, this will make 1/3 of the final practical mark. The other 2/3 will be the results of the two midterms. Finally, the average of the practicals + two midterms will be calculated. If this final average will be at least 90%, student doesn’t have to attend the written exam.