Trying to fit time for analytic skills training into your full time job?

Date posted: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018


We can help!

For many health professionals and researchers just like you, finding specialized analytic training that meets work and time constraints is a real challenge.

That’s why the Population Health Data Analysis program has been designed to address this need while offering analytic courses that serve a variety of multidisciplinary skills. You can apply to the full program or select one or two courses of specific interest. All courses are fully online and provide very practical, applied skills training with flexible delivery options to balance study and work commitments. In many cases, the specialized analytic training can offer direct benefits to a current work project through instructor mentorship, peer review and practice-based analytic work in the remotely accessed secure research training lab.

Hear what our graduates are saying…

Johnathan Lambo is a public health physician and medical epidemiologist who took the Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA) program, offered through Continuing Studies at UVic in partnership with Population Data BC.  

"I would recommend the program to working professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The courses were quite intensive but they provide the analytic tools that were complementary to the course experience I gained in my graduate program. I gained evaluation, spatial analytic and advanced analytical skills for modelling health outcomes data. The program had many strengths including: excellent, experienced instructors and discussion forums that promoted exchange of information amongst students using real life examples."  

Another graduate, Adele Balram, Data Analyst, New Brunswick Institute for Research Data and Training also benefited from the multi-faceted program.

"Allowing students to gain hands on experience remotely with software packages such as ArcMap, SAS, and Mplus while having the flexibility to work full time is invaluable. Also having the opportunity to use Population Data BC’s administrative data with these packages offered a type of learning experience that I could not have had anywhere else.”

Key program features

For professionals working in the health and social science field, the Population Health Data Analysis program offers:

  • A focussed, compact credential that both complements and enhances previous training and education
  • A flexible online learning environment:  the program can be completed from anywhere, and works around existing work and family commitments
  • Applied data analysis skills and methodological techniques training
  • Professional development credits for health related associations
  • A rich collaborative educational experience with working professionals

Looking for specialized training for your organization or team needs?  Ask us about customizing a PHDA course to meet your needs!

To learn more about the PHDA program, you are invited to attend a free orientation webinar. For details visit:

To read about the experiences of other PHDA graduates, visit:

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