Pro Dev

Professional Development opportunities from Pop Data BC:


Starts on January 2017

Explore what the Population Health Data Analysis Certificate (PHDA) can do for your career

Designed for health or social sciences professionals, 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 PHDA or take up to two stand-alone courses listed below for professional development.

Do you want to develop your analytic skills in the field of Epidemiology?

PHDA 02 Epidemiological Statistics provides a practical orientation to the field of epidemiology.

  • Learn to critically evaluate articles in the biomedical and epidemiologic literature
  • Examine specific epidemiologic methods including data collection, study design and statistical analysis
  • Use ‘real world’ admin health data to learn analytic techniques/methods via our remotely accessed Secure Research Training Lab (SRTL).
  • Course content supports several key public health competencies and provides skills that serve accreditation requirements.

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

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.

*The skills acquired in PHDA 02 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.

For more information:

Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator UVic Continuing Studies
Phone: 250-721-8481


Note: Registration is open until December 9th, 2016 subject to availability. Please review program eligibility requirements prior to registering.