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DHIS2 Events Fundamentals

The DHIS2 Event Fundamentals Online course is a self-paced course that builds upon the concepts introduced in the DHIS2 Fundamentals Online course. It focuses on learning about individual data using the event model in DHIS2.

  • Course Number

  • Self-Paced

  • Estimated Effort

    5 weeks with 5 hours /week
University of Oslo

Course Purpose

The DHIS2 Event Fundamentals Online course is a self-paced course that builds upon the concepts introduced in the DHIS2 Fundamentals Online course. The following broad topics are expanded on significantly throughout the course:

  • Provision of additional information on using individual data, focusing on the use of event programs
  • Numerous hands-on experiences in analyzing event program data and configuring collection of event program data within DHIS2
  • Introduction of DHIS2 tracker program topics for further specialization consideration


In order to take part in this course, you need to have taken the DHIS2 Fundamentals Online course or have relevant experience that would replace the course concepts/material from the DHIS2 Fundamentals. If you have not already taken DHIS2 Fundamentals Online or do not have experience working with DHIS2 previously, we request that you complete the DHIS2 Fundamentals Online course before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

The main objectives of this course include:

  • Explain how event data can be collected
  • Describe the event data model in DHIS2
  • Demonstrate understanding of event programs analytics applications by designing tables, data visualizations and maps
  • Describe the process of customizing event programs and demonstrate this understanding by creating an event program
  • Describe tracker programs and differentiate them from event programs

You can download a detailed course overview here

Course Staff

Shurajit Dutta

Shurajit Dutta

Shurajit supports the development and implementation of training programs and material at global, regional and country levels; supporting DHIS2 in-country implementations within Indonesia, Nigeria, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Shurajit also contributes guidance to the WHO digital data packages; including documentation and implementation support. Shurajit is the lead content developer for this course. Education background includes:

  • Masters of Public Health from the University of Queensland
  • Masters of Health Informatics from the University of Waterloo
  • Postgrad certificate of Adult Learning and Development from the University of Toronto

Shurajit previously worked for the World Health Organization in the areas of surveillance, health information systems and civil registration and vital statistics.

Matthieu Pinard

Matthieu Pinard

Matthieu is the digital learning coordinator for DHIS2 and works the University of Oslo. With french as a mother tongue, Matthieu supports implementation and capacity building at a global, regional and contry level, especially in francophone areas and coordinates translation efforts.

Matthieu has significant technical expertise in using the OpenEdX platform and has supported a number of inputs related to various user experiences for this course.

Megan Kill

BAO Systems/Megan Kill

The University of Oslo has partnered with BAO Systems in the development of content for this course. Megan Kill is a Project Implementation Manager at BAO Systems. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of North Dakota and subsequently her master’s degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2014. Since then, she has worked as a data manager on various research projects, developed a number of different online public health courses and tutorials, and has extensive experience in managing health information systems and DHIS2 implementations. You will hear Megan in a number of the modules in this course.