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Ethics for Biomedical Engineers


  • Provide valuable insights for existing biomedical engineers and those enrolled in continual engineering education programs

  • Explores the relevance of the study of ethics to biomedical engineering

  • Useful source and reference for college-level and university-level students


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jong Yong Abdiel Foo
    Pages 1-20
  3. Dennis Kwok-Wing Tam, Oliver Faust
    Pages 59-75
  4. Andrew P. Bradley
    Pages 77-97
  5. Jong Yong Abdiel Foo
    Pages 99-115
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 117-121

About this book


Over the last few decades, there are increasing public awareness of adverse events involving engineering failures that not only led to monetary losses but also more importantly, human injuries and deaths. Whilst it is vital for an engineering professional or student to acquire the necessary technical knowledge and skills in their respective field, they must also understand the ethical essences that are relevant to their profession. Engineering professionals like biomedical engineers, need to appreciate the fundamentals of best practices and recognise how any derivation from such practices can have undesirable impacts on human lives.


Through this book, it is hoped that readers would draw the relevance between the study of ethics and biomedical engineering. The book would be a useful source and reference for college-level and university-level students. Moreover, the contents are written so as to also provide valuable insights even for existing biomedical engineers and those enrolled in continual engineering education program. The following aspects of biomedical engineering are covered in the book:


§    Research and clinical studies involving medical devices.

§    Working in a healthcare establishment.

§    Developing and servicing medical instrumentations.

§    Choice of biomaterials to develop implants.

§    Performing statistical analyses and data mining.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ngee Ann PolytechnicSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  3. 3.University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  4. 4.Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Electronic andSchool of EngineeringSingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.Ngee Ann PolytechnicSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Jong Yong, a former student from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, holds a PhD (Biomedical Engineering) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons I) from the University of Queensland, Australia. He also has an Advanced Diploma (Business Administration) and Practitioner Diploma (Applied Statistic). Before returning to his alma mater, he has worked as a semi-conductor engineering assistant, university tutor, research scientist, research manager in a hospital and then in a research institute. His research focus is in areas of biomedical engineering, statistical analyses and research ethics.

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