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Population Health Data Analysis

Exploring and analyzing public health data to advance health research and inform health policy requires specialized skills. To advance your career in this challenging field, we offer a variety of courses in the areas of epidemiology, data analysis and statistical analysis.

Congratulations to Gina Martin, the first graduate of the Population Health Data Analysis program!

Certificate Program in Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA)

This new, one-of-a-kind certificate will fill a gap in the present training needs for those working in the field of epidemiology and statistical analysis, as well as researchers, policy makers, graduate students and faculty members working with data analysis pertaining to population health. The overall goal of the program is to provide you with strong foundational knowledge and data analysis skills to support your work within the health and social services sector.

Through this distance program you will gain familiarity with a broad array of techniques applicable to the analysis and interpretation of health data through on-line discussions, assignments and practical data analysis applications. Each course will combine theory with practice by introducing relevant analytical approaches, addressing their strengths and limitations, and providing you with the knowledge and evaluative tools to discern how best to apply them in practice. The online courses are structured in a way that helps you to develop an understanding of data requirements, data formats and the appropriate choice of analytic methodology.

This four-course, distance delivery, professional specialization certificate, offered in partnership by UVic's Department of Geography and Population Data BC, will be a powerful way to shape your career in population health - apply today!

Learn More about the Certificate Program in Population Health Data Analysis

Courses and workshops in spatial epidemiology, statistical analysis and GIS (geographic information systems)

If you are interested in related free online workshops, please visit Population Data BC - Free Online Workshops.


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"I would recommend this program to others, especially those I work with. The courses are great for professional development if individuals want to acquire new skills or keep their current skills up to date."

- Louis Wong, Epidemiologist

"I would recommend the program to working professionals, researchers, and graduate students. I have actually used the skills I gained in the administrative data course to analyze my thesis data. I am currently working on a research project in which I am trying to incorporate the advanced analytical skills I gained in the Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-Level Modeling of Population Health Data course to specify my models. In the near future, I plan to incorporate some elements of spatial analysis into my research work."

- Johnathan Lambo, Public Health Physician and Medical Epidemiologist