Professional Developement for population and public health professionals from Population Data BC

Have you been looking for online Professional Development opportunities? Apply now for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or take up to two stand-alone courses for professional development.
These fully online, non-credit courses—offered in partnership with the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies and the Department of Geography—will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get ahead in your career.
Registration is now available for the following courses, scheduled to run from September to December 2015:

Working with Administrative Data

Date: Monday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 6
Instructor: Kristin Atwood
This course examines the basics of what administrative data are, where they come from, how they can be used for research, what the data produced for a research project looks like, the skills that are needed to work with them, and basic statistical analysis of these data. It also provides an overview of privacy issues and access to data.

Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data

Date: Monday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 6
Instructor: Shayesteh Jahanfar
This course provides students with an introduction to and hands-on experience specifying multi-level modeling and longitudinal analysis. Students will gain an understanding of different types of approaches including time varying and invariant predictors and multivariate and multi-population models with different outcomes. The course also deals with missing data and errors in measurement and measurement misclassification.
Please note: knowledge of regression analysis is a requirement for this course.

Certificate Program in Population Health Data Analysis

This four-course program fills 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.

For more information—including program and course pre-requisites, course descriptions, possible funding sources and professional development credit visit our program website at:
For more information and to apply contact:
Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator, UVic Continuing Studies
Phone: 250-721-8481 |