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Saltzman, W. Mark
Biomedical Engineering: Bridging Medicine and Technology (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)
BookID 90222596
ISBN 0521840996
(see LibraryThing.com card)
Description (from Amazon)This is an ideal text for an introduction to biomedical engineering. The book presents the basic science knowledge used by biomedical engineers at a level accessible to all students and illustrates the first steps in applying this knowledge to solve problems in human medicine. Biomedical engineering now encompasses a range of fields of specialization including bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, and biomolecular engineering. This introduction to bioengineering assembles foundational resources from molecular and cellular biology and physiology and relates them to various sub-specialties of biomedical engineering. The first two parts of the book present basic information in molecular/cellular biology and human physiology; quantitative concepts are stressed in these sections. Comprehension of these basic life science principles provides the context in which biomedical engineers interact. The third part of the book introduces the sub-specialties in biomedical engineering, and emphasizes - through examples and profiles of people in the field - the types of problems biomedical engineers solve.
My review: 3.5/5I bought the book as I was working (as a consultant, on service feasibility) on some of the issues, and, while written in 2008 and published in 2009, this book is interesting for at least three reasons:
1. it is good as an introduction to either recap the basics or guide you to something more focused
2. gives an overview across scientific, technical, commercial, and ethical issues
3. last but not least, the semester-long course at Yale that used this book, along with all the curriculum material is available online at Yale University

Do not bother to download the video: there are so many omissions due to copyright issues, that the book, along with the MP3, could probably do the trick; if you have time to watch it, download also the video (I downloaded the video only of the introductory lesson, while the rest only in MP3)
Outline material: No outline material yet shared