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Spring 2013   Medical Terminology (3 units)

Section 4148     Class Begins 01/22/13

Course Description

A word-building system for developing a vocabulary in medical terminology.

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: Medical Language; Susan Turley; 2e ISBN-10: 0135055784, ISBN-13: 9780135055786, Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright: 2011
    Approximate cost: $81.00
    If purchased new, the Turley text includes an access code for students to use the Interactive Learning component. Students who purchase used textbooks will not have an access code but can purchase one separately through the publisher website at  The access code is not required, but it will be used as one of two homework assignment choices for this class.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6-9 hours per week reading, working on research assignments or online learning, taking quizzes, and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed by the whole class on an assigned date.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (01/22/13) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: Students will complete weekly homework assignments, a Mid-Term exam, and a Final exam.
  • 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