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Spring 2011  BOT 52 Medical Transcription II (2 units)

Section 4150     Class Begins January 24, 2011

Course Description

Continuation of BOT 51. Covers orthopedics, GI, OB/GYN, urology and nephrology, neurology and psychiatry, hematology-oncology, and laboratory tests and procedures.

Recommended Prep: BOT 50, 51, and 120.

Instructor:  Amy Harper

  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:  Same as BOT 51. 
    Medical Transcription: Techniques, Technologies, and Editing Skills, 3rd ed., Alice G Ettinger and Blance Ettinger. (ISBN 978-0-76383-106-6).
    The Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 3rd ed., Lea Sims, AHDI. (ISBN 978-0-935229-58-5).
    Start-Stop Universal Transcription software for transcribing.  Available in BOT labs.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week reading, transcribing, completing worksheets, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced. 
  • 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: Details and due dates included in the Syllabus.
  • 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