Professor Peter Bath

Professor of Health Informatics, Head of School

BSc (Technical) (University of Wales), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Peter Bath 2014

+44 (0)114 222 2636

My main areas of teaching are aligned with my research interests, particularly in relation to health information and health informatics. I also supervise post-graduate dissertations in these areas.

I am Deputy Programme Co-ordinator for the MSc Health Informatics programme, having previously been the Programme Co-ordinator from 2000-2004 and from 2008-2012. On this programme I co-ordinate and teach the Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation module, as well as the Dissertation module itself. I teach one of the elective modules, Analysis of Health Information, which introduces students to the use of statistics in analysing health data. I also teach a couple of lectures on other modules, Introduction to Health Informatics and The Internet, Web and E-health.

I am leading the development of the Data Analysis module on the new MSc in Data Science.

At Undergraduate level, I am Programme Coordinator for the BSc in Informatics for the School.

Teaching Projects

Problem-based learning in professional development: design, pilot and evaluation of a multimedia case study approach.
University of Sheffield Learning and Teaching Development group £23,930 2001 9 months
I was part of a group that was awarded a substantial grant to develop a unique multimedia case study for use via WebCT, to enhance the student learning experience. The case study involved problem-based learning, individual and group learning activities, use of online communication tools through WebCT. Evaluation of the case study demonstrated that is it had a very positive impact on the student learning experience. The case study was used to provide an educational and technical exemplar of distributed and problem-based learning of value to other professional development programmes across the University. I was involved in the project management, design and development of learning materials and learning tasks and the evaluation of the case study. Research into the development and evaluation of the study resulted in an invitation to present at the Spotlight 2002 conference, presentations at three international conferences and two publications in Conference Proceedings.