Services for Data Providers

The ability to balance timely provision of access to data for research in the public interest and the protection of individual privacy rights is critical for any public body that collects and makes available administrative data. Population Data BC provides a package of services to help Data Providers achieve this balance.

We offer the following services to Data Providers:

PHDA 06 - Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation

"I enjoyed the Health Evaluation course (PHDA 06). Although I am familiar with this subject area, I found the concepts were presented in an effective way. Over the 12 weeks, we put together a health evaluation proposal. Work from each weekly module contributed to this final project. I think this was an interesting way to learn about the practical aspects of Health Evaluation."

Louis Wong, Epidemiologist

PHDA 05 - Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data

"The courses I found to be of greatest benefit to me and my work were PHDA-01 (Working with Administrative Data) and PHDA-05 (Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data). These courses provided practical skills that I find I apply regularly to my job, and made me much more comfortable with using data analytic programs like SAS."

Sarah Costa, Health Economist, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, BC Cancer Agency


 

PHDA 04 - Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection

"The courses that provided me the greatest benefit included the Population Health and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection.Using the GIS and SAS skills that I learned from the PHDA program, I was able to create a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) layer using GIS software, which showed peak greenness for the entire country over a ten-year period. Using this data and other administrative databases a team of researchers led by Dr.

PHDA 02 - Epidemiological Statistics

"I found Epidemiological Statistics (PHDA02) useful to my work as a research associate at the Centre for Addictions Research of BC. I would recommend this course for anyone who is working in public health and uses epidemiological methods in their employment.

The course covered a wide range of topics from calculating relative risk to meta-analysis. The instructor took the time to ensure all students were able to do the assignments and the course reading provided useful references." 

PHDA 01 - Working with Administrative Data

"The courses I found to be of greatest benefit to me and my work were PHDA-01 (Working with Administrative Data) and PHDA-05 (Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modeling of Population Health Data). These courses provided practical skills that I find I apply regularly to my job, and made me much more comfortable with using data analytic programs like SAS."

Sarah Costa, Health Economist, Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, BC Cancer Agency

 

Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis - Admission criteria and fees

Admission criteria

Certificate students apply, and are admitted to the program for non-credit study (application to the university is not required). The certificate requires completion of four courses, including completion of core and proven proficiency courses. Students successfully completing the program requirements will be granted a professional specialization certificate by the University of Victoria.

The flexible entry program also allows individuals to start in any term and take up to two courses without applying to the full program.

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