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DHIS2 Fundamentals

Learn the building blocks of DHIS2 with our Fundamentals courses, offered free of charge through the DHIS2 Online Academy

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    Overview

    DHIS2 Fundamentals is our series of self-paced online courses, offered free of charge, that will provide you with an introduction to DHIS2 principles and terminology, and help you gain an overall understanding of how DHIS2 can be used to collect and analyze aggregate and individual-level data through instructional video presentations, system demonstrations, short quizzes, and hands-on exercises and assignments.

    You will receive a certificate for successful completion of each DHIS2 Fundamentals course. Completion of DHIS2 Fundamentals courses is a requirement for registration to many of our Level 1 and Level 2 DHIS2 Academies.

    Our current Fundamentals training courses are described below. To register and start your DHIS2 training journey, go to our Online Academy webpage, or click the links below.

    CourseFormatLanguageLengthRegistration
    Introduction to DHIS2Online, self-pacedEnglish3 hours (approximate)Register
    Aggregate Data Capture & Validation FundamentalsOnline, self-pacedEnglish5 hours (approximate)Register
    Aggregate Data Analysis FundamentalsOnline, self-pacedEnglish6 hours (approximate)Register
    Aggregate Customization FundamentalsOnline, self-pacedEnglish12 hours (approximate)Register
    DHIS2 Events FundamentalsOnline, self-pacedEnglish25 hours (approximate)Register
    Les principes fondamentaux de DHIS2En ligne, à votre rythmeFrançais20 heuresInscriptions
    Les Fondamentaux de DHIS2 ÉvénementsEn ligne, à votre rythmeFrançais25 heuresInscriptions

    Introduction to DHIS2

    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.

    Introduction to DHIS2 is a completely online, self-paced course that should take you approximately 3 hours to complete.

    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.

    Register to begin the Introduction to DHIS2 training course

    Aggregate Data Capture & Validation Fundamentals

    In this course, you will learn to use DHIS2 for capturing and validating aggregate data. Through videos, demonstrations, step-by-step activities, and labs, you will learn how data are incorporated through a web browser application or an Android device. You will also learn how aggregate data can be captured without a stable internet connection and the steps you can follow to ensure the quality of the data entered.

    Aggregate Data Capture & Validation Fundamentals is a completely online, self-paced course that should take you approximately 5 hours to complete.

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

    • Identify the types of data you can enter into DHIS2
    • Enter data into DHIS2 using a web browser with the Data Entry app
    • Enter data into DHIS2 using an Android device with the DHIS2 Capture app
    • Enter data into DHIS2 while offline
    • Run a data validation test on your data
    • Complete a data set
    • Use the Data Quality app to run a batch validation test on aggregate data, check for outliers and check for data that is marked for follow-up

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course requires successful completion of Introduction to DHIS2 course

    Register to begin the Aggregate Data Capture & Validation Fundamentals training course

    Aggregate Data Analysis Fundamentals

    In this course, you will learn to visualize data in DHIS2 and how to share your findings with other users. Through videos, demonstrations, step-by-step activities, and labs, you will learn how to effectively use visualization tools such as pivot tables, maps, and charts and how to combine these outputs in dashboards.

    Aggregate Data Capture & Validation Fundamentals is a completely online, self-paced course that should take you approximately 6 hours to complete.

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

    • Select a visualization from the Data Visualizer app
    • Identify the steps to create and edit pivot tables and charts using the Data Visualizer app.
    • Identify the steps to create and edit a map using the Maps app.
    • Use dashboards to read, analyze and share data and interpretations.

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course requires successful completion of Introduction to DHIS2 course

    Register to begin the Aggregate Data Analysis Fundamentals training course

    Aggregate Customization Fundamentals

    In this course, you will learn to plan, design and create DHIS2 metadata used for capturing, storing and analyzing data. Through videos, demonstrations, step-by-step activities, and labs, you will learn how to effectively use the Maintenance app to create organisation unit hierarchies, categories and category options, data elements, data sets and indicators, and how to customize them using best practices.

    Aggregate Customization Fundamentals is a completely online, self-paced course that should take you approximately 12 hours to complete. After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

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

    • Design and create organisation units, organisation unit groups and organisation unit group sets.
    • Design and create category options, categories and category combinations to allow for disaggregated data analysis.
    • Design and create data elements, data element groups and data element group sets used for storing data and data analysis.
    • Design and create sectioned data sets for data capture, and how to configure sharing settings for them.
    • Design and create indicators, indicator groups and indicator group sets used to calculate aggregated data for powerful data analysis.

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course requires successful completion of Introduction to DHIS2 course

    Register to begin the Aggregate Customization Fundamentals training course

    DHIS2 Events Fundamentals

    This course builds upon the concepts introduced in the aggregate DHIS2 Fundamentals courses. It focuses on learning about individual-level (or case-based) data using the event model in DHIS2. The course curriculum covers the following: Using individual data in DHIS2, specifically with Event programs; gaining hands-on experience in analyzing Event program data and configuring Event program data collection; introduction to DHIS2 Tracker (longitudinal case-based data) program topics in preparation for the Tracker Level 1 Academy.

    DHIS2 Events Fundamentals is a completely online, self-paced course that should take you approximately 25 hours to complete. By successfully completing this course, you will:

    • Learn about the Event data model in DHIS2, including how Event data can be collected
    • Gain an understanding of Event programs analytics applications by designing tables, data visualizations and maps
    • Become familiar with the process of customizing Event programs and demonstrate this understanding by creating an event program
    • Be introduced to Tracker programs and learn how they differ from Event programs
    • Obtain a DHIS2 Events Fundamentals certificate
    • Qualify to continue your DHIS2 training with additional Fundamentals or Level 1 Academies

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course requires successful completion of the aggregate DHIS2 Fundamentals courses, or equivalent prior experience with DHIS2.

    Register to begin the DHIS2 Events Fundamentals training course