Science & Education

, Volume 25, Issue 5–6, pp 737–740 | Cite as

Promoting health literacy among non-science undergraduates

George R. Baran, Mohammad F. Kiani and Solomon Praveen Samuel (2014) Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century: An Introduction for Non-science Majors. Springer, New York, ISBN: 978-1-4614-8540-7, 503 pp, $89.99 (paperback)
  • Rebecca B. CarverEmail author
Book Review


Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century is a 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. The themes and contents are heavily centered on medical technologies and treatments, which is perhaps not surprising since the authors have expertise in medicine.

The book is a result of a course offered at Temple University, in their General Education curriculum for undergraduates. At this university, undergraduate students are required to take four courses in subjects outside their main field of study. The course on which this book is based was designed for non-science and non-engineering majors, expected to cover a 14- to 15-week semester. The target audience is therefore university students...


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The author declares no conflict of interest.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CommunicationsNorwegian Institute of Public HealthOsloNorway

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