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Spring 2011     BOT 50 Medical Terminology (3 units)

Section 4148     Class Begins January 24, 2011

Course Description

The Medical Terminology course is designed to facilitate students understanding and use of the medical terms used to describe the human body and its associated components, conditions, and processes using an on-line method. Students will learn to build a vocabulary through weekly online lecture, textbook assignments and exams. A practice CD-ROM is also included to allow students to work independently and further familiarize themselves with pronunciation and word structure.

Recommended Prep: (if needed) English 80 or placement into English 200 through assessment process

  • Instructor:  Ginger Bushway
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Betty Davis Jones, Comprehensive Medical Terminology, 3rd ed., New York: Delmar Publishing 2008.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6-8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (1/24) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: Students will complete 15 homework assignments, a midterm, and a final exam.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. 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 private messages, 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