Explore what the Population Health Data Analysis Certificate (PHDA) can do for you!

Designed for those who work in health or social sciences fields, this program provides an excellent opportunity to revitalize your current career, earn professional development credits* or get started in a rapidly diversifying field. This unique program offers:

  • A flexible, fully online format
  • A diverse set of analytic courses
  • *Applied Pro D training

Apply now for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or take up to two stand-alone courses listed below for professional development starting May 2016.

Do you want to develop skills in the use of administrative data?
PHDA01: Working with Administrative Data provides an excellent orientation to get you on the right track.

  • Learn how admin data is used for research
  • Develop a data dictionary for your analytic data set
  • Gain basic statistical analysis skills to work with admin data
  • Use ‘real-world’ admin health data and practice SAS skills via our remotely-accessed Secure Research Training Lab

Looking to understand the relationship between place and health?
PHDA03: Population Health and GIS is a great place to start!

  • Explore the particularities of working with geographic data
  • Gain valuable skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for population health research
  • Learn analytic techniques for disease mapping, assessing population exposure to environmental pollutants, and measuring population access to health care services
  • Practice hands-on skills using  ‘real-world’ data via our remotely- accessed Secure Research Training Lab

*The skills acquired in PHDA 01 and 03 align with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and are eligible for 10 Professional Development (CPE) credits with CHIMA and CIPHI.

These fully online, non-credit courses are offered as a partnership between Population Data BC, the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies and the Department of Geography.

Apply Today! 

Note: Registration is open until April 22, subject to availability. Please review program eligibility requirements prior to registering.