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Spring 2014 BOT 50 Medical Terminology   (3 units)

Sections 0005 & 4148       Class Begins January 21

Course Description

A word-building system for developing a vocabulary in medical terminology.
May be taken for a maximum of 3 enrollments.

Recommended Prep: None

  • Instructor:  Donna Headrick, RN, BSN, MSN, FNP
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Rice, Jane.  Medical Terminology:  A Word-Building Approach, 6th edition (ISBN# 0132166224) or 7th edition (ISBN: 9780132148023 Medical Terminology: A World Building Approach and ISBN: 9780132790864 Medical Terminology Interactive Student Access Code Card ).  This text will have a Companion Website and a Student Access card for a Medical Terminology Interactive program.  Approximate cost:  for 7th Edition $98
  • 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: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (8/19) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion. Access to Medical Terminology Interactive.
  • Assignments & Tests: Each week questions, based on weekly lectures, simple field assignments or assigned websites will be assigned for grade points. These questions will be found in the weekly modules and will be due the Sunday of each week.   Weekly quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam will be un-proctored and can be taken from any computer. The quizzes are timed to discourage open-book and open-notes.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program and a Medical Terminology Interactive 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.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in 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

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

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.