Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century

An Introduction for Non-Science Majors

  • George R. Baran
  • Mohammad F. Kiani
  • Solomon Praveen Samuel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 1-18
  3. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 19-57
  4. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 59-99
  5. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 101-135
  6. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 137-182
  7. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 183-202
  8. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 203-247
  9. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 249-285
  10. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 287-321
  11. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 323-342
  12. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 343-382
  13. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 383-416
  14. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 417-446
  15. George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani, Solomon Praveen Samuel
    Pages 447-474
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 475-503

About this book

Introduction

This textbook 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.

This book also:

·         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, an instructor's solutions manual, and 75 illustrations

Keywords

Bioengineering for Non-Science Majors Biomechanics for Non-Science Majors Biomedical Science for Non-Science Majors Biotechnology for Non-Science Majors Drug Delivery Genetic Testing Human Organ Replacement Medical Imaging Nanotechnology Tissue Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • George R. Baran
    • 1
  • Mohammad F. Kiani
    • 2
  • Solomon Praveen Samuel
    • 3
  1. 1.College of EngineeringTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Orthopedic Surgery Bioengineering LaboratoryAlbert Einstein Medical CenterPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8541-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8540-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8541-4
  • About this book
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