Biomedical Engineering for Global Health

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  • 0511654332
  • 9780521877978
  • 9780511654336
  • 9780511700361
Can technology and innovation transform world health? Connecting undergraduate students with global problems, Rebecca Richards-Kortum examines the interplay between biomedical technology design and the medical, regulatory, economic, social and ethical issues surrounding global health. Driven by case studies, including cancer screening, imaging technologies, implantable devices and vaccines, students learn how the complexities and variation across the globe affect the design of devices and therapies. A wealth of learning features, including classroom activities, project assignments, homework problems and weblinks within the book and online, provide a full teaching package. For visionary general science and biomedical engineering courses, this book will inspire students to engage in solving global issues that face us all.
  • Cambridge University Press; October 2009
  • ISBN 9780511654336
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Biomedical Engineering for Global Health
  • Author: Rebecca Richards-Kortum
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511654332
  • 9780521877978
  • 9780511654336
  • 9780511700361

In The Press

'As part of the Clinton Global Initiative, Rice University is launching a major initiative in global health technologies to narrow the unconscionable gap in life expectancy between rich and poor. This beautifully written volume by Rebecca Richards-Kortum will inspire and empower the next generation of engineers to make global health their calling. As President Clinton has said, 'today's generation of young people holds more power than any generation before them to make a positive impact on the world.' The next Jonas Salk or Maurice Hilleman will definitely have this book close at hand.' Thomas Kalil, University of California, Berkeley and Clinton Global Initiative