Solve real life business problems.
We offer the Professional Development Certificate in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA). This program focuses on the technical foundations and specialized skills needed to analyze patterns and trends in different data types, and to make informed decisions. The program is designed to provide you with valuable and sought-after skills in data analysis that will help you to identify opportunities and prepare you to become a specialist in this growing field, no matter the industry you work in.
The Advanced BIDA program is currently in development and will launch soon. Join our email lists and we’ll let you know once details become available.
Make an impact on public health.
We all want to be (and stay) healthy—we want to maintain a healthy environment, healthy people and healthy communities. The study of population health data helps us do this. There's a need for trained professionals who:
- understand the intricacies of population health data
- have the tools to accurately examine, analyze and test health data
- realize the importance of this work in both informing and advancing positive health outcomes within our society
The Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA) fills a gap in the present training needs for those working in the field of epidemiology, population health and statistical analysis. The four-course, online certificate program will give you strong foundational knowledge and data analysis skills to support your work within the health and social services sector. To learn more about this program, join us for a FREE webinar.
Data Analytics courses
You can take up to two PHDA courses for professional development, before applying to the program.
Most other courses courses under this topic can be taken either individually or can be applied towards the BIDA, Advanced BIDA, Certificate in Business Administration or the Diploma in Business Administration. Please review the program and course prerequisites carefully.
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Fundamentals
Data Analytics Coding Fundamentals
Data Analytics Provisioning, Importing, Extracting and Manipulation
Data Visualization and Reporting
Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation
Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data
Machine Learning Fundamentals
Population Health and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Predictive Data Analytics and Modelling
Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection
UVic's PHDA Program: What Can It Do For You?
Working with Administrative Data
The Health Terminology Standards professional certificate is a one-year, part-time, online non-credit program. After graduation of the program, you will be eligible for the Canadian College of Health Information Management Certified Terminology Standards Specialist (CTSS) credential.
The online Population Health Data Analysis program is designed for those who are seeking education and professional development in advanced population health analysis. The goal of the program is to provide participants with strong foundational knowledge and data analysis skills that can support their work within the field of population health.
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