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Introduction to DHIS2

In this course, you will learn about how DHIS2 is used to capture, analyze and share data to foster informed decision-making in public health, education, and other fields. This course belongs to the DHIS2 Fundamentals courses program.

  • Course Number

  • Self-Paced

  • Estimated Effort

    1 week with 3 hours/week

About This Course

In this course, you will learn about the fundamental concepts that underpin how DHIS2 works, such as its building blocks and how data are entered, validated, analyzed, and shared. You will also discover the community that surrounds DHIS2, learn about its history and its supporting ecosystem. This course is the first course in the DHIS2 Fundamentals courses program. If you are new to DHIS2, we recommend you start your DHIS2 learning journey here.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify examples of the use of DHIS2 in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of public health and education programs.
  • Recognize how DHIS2 can be used to capture, analyze, and share data to make informed decisions.
  • Identify the DHIS2 building blocks that make it possible to customize and extend the capabilities of the platform.
  • Indicate DHIS2 advantages as open-source software and its potential for integration with other platforms.
  • Recognize the roles and the relationship between the University of Oslo (UiO) and the HISP network to create, develop, apply, and improve DHIS2 in the context of Global Digital Health programs.
  • Distinguish the elements that comprise the DHIS2 ecosystem and the ways to interact with the DHIS2 global community.
  • Requirements

    There are no specific prerequisites to take this course.