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Spring 2010  BOT 50 Medical Terminology (3 units)

Sections 4148 & 0005 Class Begins January 25, 2010

Course Description

This on-line Medical Terminology class is designed to provide the student with an understanding and working knowledge of medical terms related to the major body systems, pathological conditions, and diagnostic techniques.  Students will work independently and at an individual pace.  A practice CD-ROM is available with each textbook, which will provide students with the opportunity to listen to and pronounce medical terms as well as practice for exams with practice tests.

  • Instructor:  Donna Headrick, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Jones, Betty D., 2003, Delmar’s Comprehensive Medical Terminology: A competency-based approach.  Second Edition.  New York: Delmar Publisher.  Approximate cost:  $90 new
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Email the instructor after you sign up for the class. Log into Etudes the first day of class (1/25).
  • Assignments & Tests: Students will complete 14 weekly quizzes, 1 mid-term, and 1 final exam.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link