Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century

An Introduction for Non-Science Majors

Authors: Baran, George, Kiani, Mohammad F., Samuel, Solomon Praveen

  • Presents scientific concepts from modern medical science using relevant, high-profile, and widely publicized break-through technologies
  • Presents a case-history approach involving hypothetical medical scenarios to illustrate several treatments, progressing from less- to more-technologically involved
  • Offers coverage of the scientific method and details of the engineering approach in medicine
  • Discusses common and esoteric medical interventions, drawing on students’ and their families’ life experiences to foster an understanding and appreciation of the engineering and technologic contributions to healthcare
  • Covers diagnostic medical imaging, synthetic and bio-materials, implant design, cardiac care devices, genetic testing, controlled and targeted drug delivery, the impact of nanotechnology, and the future of medical care as it is shaped by new technologies
  • Includes many exercises, instructors solutions manual, and 75 illustrations
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About this Textbook

Healthcare and Biotechnology in the 21st Century: Concepts and Case Studies introduces students not pursuing degrees in science or engineering to the remarkable new applications of technology now available to physicians and their patients and discusses how these technologies are evolving to permit new treatments and procedures.  The book also elucidates the societal and ethical impacts of advances in medical technology, such as extending life and end of life decisions, the role of genetic testing, confidentiality, costs of health care delivery, scrutiny of scientific claims, and provides background on the engineering approach in healthcare and the scientific method as a guiding principle. This concise, highly relevant text enables faculty to offer a substantive course for students from non-scientific backgrounds that will empower them to make more informed decisions about their healthcare by significantly enhancing their understanding of these technological advancements.

About the authors

Dr. George Baran is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Temple University. Dr. Mohammad Kiani is Department Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University. Dr. Solomon Samuel is Director, Orthopedic Research Program, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Reviews

“Book about modern developments in health care and biomedical technology, and numerous healthcare dilemmas relevant for the public today. It introduces the reader to a huge range of treatment options available to him or her, explains how they work, and discusses the ethical and political implications of these technologies. … Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century is a highly informative book that, if used wisely in undergraduate education, can most certainly help promote students’ scientific and health literacy.” (Rebecca B. Carver, Science and Education, Vol. 25, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Is Technology the Cure for Soaring Demand and the High Costs of Healthcare?

    Baran, George R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Science, Pseudoscience, and Not Science: How Do They Differ?

    Baran, George R. (et al.)

    Pages 19-57

  • Technology and Bioethics: What Can Scientists and Engineers Do and What Should They Do?

    Baran, George R. (et al.)

    Pages 59-99

  • Inventing, Evaluating, and Approving New Drugs and Devices

    Baran, George R. (et al.)

    Pages 101-135

  • A Visit to the Physician: Diagnoses and Enabling Technologies

    Baran, George R. (et al.)

    Pages 137-182

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eBook $69.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
An Introduction for Non-Science Majors
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8541-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8541-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8540-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 503
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 207 illustrations in colour
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