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James Van Elswyk
Professor in the Health Science department
at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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Overall Quality
3.5
Average Grade
B
Hotness
Helpfulness
3.1
Clarity
3.9
Easiness
3.1
Helpfulness
0
Clarity
0
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58 Student Ratings
Rating Class Comment
12/12/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HSC4537 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: A+

Medical Terminology was the easiest class I've ever taken online at USF. I finished the class during the first week of the semester with an A+. The final exam is worth 100% of your final grade, so you can easily blow through the lectures and assignments to unlock the final exam. The average final grade for my class was an 89!

12/08/2014
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
5 Easiness
HSC 4537 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: A+
"Assignments galore"

I took Professor Van Elswyk's medical terminology course online. I never spoke to him or received any feedback from him. The course was very straight forward. View presentations, make flashcards, and take exams. The only grade that actually matters is the final. Super easy class, guaranteed A. Don't have much to say about the Professor himself.

11/16/2014
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
3 Easiness
HSC4551 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: B
"Respected by students" "Skip class? You won't pass." "Get ready to read"

Very interesting class and Dr. Van Elswyk really knows his stuff. He relates a lot of the material to things he experienced in practice. Go to class because he tells you whats important and what you can skip over studying and really clarifies the material. Overall would recommend, there's a lot of material to go over, read and go to class

11/13/2014
good
4 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
HSC 4537 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: B

Everything is done online. The class is very easy and is taken at your own pace but don't wait til the last minute to start the work. Everything is pretty dependent upon the final exam which is easy IF YOU STUDY and take it seriously.

09/16/2014
average
1 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
3 Easiness
HSC 4537 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A
"Lectures are long" "Get ready to read" "Tests? Not many"

For his online Medical Terminology class there is literally ONE grade for the whole class and it''s the end of semester exam. If you fail your screwed.

05/01/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: Not Mandatory Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: C+

This is a very interesting class, and the professor is knowledgeable, but it is very challenging. He covers 22 chapters over the course, you have 5 quizzes, 5 exams and 1 cumulative final(there are other small assignments.)I recommend attending class because he tells you what is important for the exam.I also recommend taking online.

04/13/2014
poor
2 Helpfulness
1 Clarity
2 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He is a very interesting man, always telling stories about when he was still in practice or about his personal life. Didn't interact much with him personally. He really knows his stuff, but the class itself is extremely hard unless you spend most of your time studying for it, which I did not. Take the course online if possible, save yourself!

03/28/2014
average
3 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
4 Easiness
HSC4537 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

online work at your own pace, lectures are not his, a Dr. Siegfried Fagerberg. Sometimes hard to follow the lectures don't flow together. Just have to work through all the modules, 1000 fill in the blank flash cards and final exam. Lots of information to memorize.

01/21/2014
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

For the love God, please take this course online if you can!! It is soooooo much easier than what this professor makes it to be in class!! Online easy A, otherwise u must study like crazy and know everything inside and out!! I dedicated hours to this course and only got a B. Professor is really nice and has a lot of knowledge, but avoid if you can

11/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Challenging class! Study, study and more study if you want to pass those tests!

11/21/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Challenging class! Study, study and more study if you want to pass those tests! There is an easy paper and web search to boost the overall grade.

10/28/2013
good
3 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

Be ready to study. Doesnt even hint whats on exams, just random slides not to study (5 out of about 50 slides per chapter) Expects you to retain 4-5 chapters of information for a 60 question exam. Exam questions are EXTREMELY minute. As a bio major, this is by far the hardest course ive taken (with this prof) and ive taken classes such as org chem

05/22/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
5 Easiness
4537 Taken for Credit:Yes Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

I took the whole class in 3 days and got an A. enough said

04/27/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
5 Clarity
2 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: It's a must have Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

Although the class is challenging, he is a great professor. It really helps to go to class and take notes on the lectures. There is a lot of info for this course so be prepared to study but it is very possible to do well. He is very helpful and fair with grading. Great professor.

04/26/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
2 Easiness
HSC4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

This would be a interesting course if it were taught by anybody but him. You have to do A LOT of studying and even then that won't insure you a good grade. There are 5 tests, 1 paper, and 1 online assignment. Good luck if you decide to take him.

04/09/2013
good
5 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Barely cracked it open Rater Interest: Really into it Grade Received: N/A

Like a grad program class, goes over ppts & tells you whats not on tests. Brings up stories about his practice or when he was an intern. 5 exams, comp. final, 1000 word paper. Very vague about the paper, emailed him about 10 times with quick responses (not weekends) and no attitude. Study after every class and don’t get behind. Good sense of humor.

03/22/2013
poor
2 Helpfulness
2 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC 4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Meh Grade Received: N/A

Worst class in a while. The exams did not seem to come from the notes or book. I studied and read all the chapters and still did not do well on the exams. I actually ended up withdrawing from the class because it was too stressful and too hard. I wish I would have taken it online!!! He rambles in class and expects everyone to know everything.

01/03/2013
good
4 Helpfulness
4 Clarity
2 Easiness
HSC4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: You need it sometimes Rater Interest: It's my life Grade Received: N/A

You definitely need to study, it's a lot of information and the final is cumulative. Super easy research paper, only 1000 words and if you follow the rubric closely you'll get an A. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, if you go into his office he'll let you look over your test and give you tips on studying/note taking.

12/20/2012
average
2 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: What textbook? Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

I'm going to be honest, his tests are very hard and you NEED to pass his tests in order to pass the class. No exceptions! He gives no study guides and he will tell you that up front. Textbook was barely used, just study lecture notes. Prepare yourself! This teacher is tough.

11/15/2012
poor
1 Helpfulness
3 Clarity
1 Easiness
HSC4551 Taken for Credit:N/A Attendance: N/A Textbook Use: Essential to passing Rater Interest: Sorta interested Grade Received: N/A

He was arrogant and rude. His tests were awful.

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