Introduction to DHIS 2

Online Academy on DHIS 2 Fundamentals

Duration: Self-paced course

Prerequisite: A basic computer literacy is required and statistics and public health knowledge is recommended to take full advantage of the course.

Date of launch: Q1 2017

Purpose

This online course will be an introduction to DHIS 2 providing a high level overview of the key features. You will also be introduced to the three level 1 Academies: Information Use, Design and Customization, and Tracker.

The DHIS 2 Fundamentals course is structured around four elements:

  • A conceptual model called the information cycle;
  • DHIS 2 configuration to monitor health related indicators and progress towards targets such as international development goals;
  • One mother and child health example program – the 1000 most vulnerable days;
  • A DHIS 2 sandbox training environment called Trainingland;
  • One essential managerial tool – the DHIS 2 Dashboard.
Learning Objectives
  • DHIS 2 set up;
  • DHIS 2 key features supporting data collection, validation, visualization, presentation and information use;
  • DHIS 2 configuration to monitor health related indicators and progress towards targets such as international development goals;
  • Data collection and data entry;
  • Data analysis and data visualization;
  • Data quality with DHIS 2;
  • Data elements, data sets and indicators;
  • Event capture, event visualizer, event report and tracker capture;
  • Android tracker app.
Course outline
  • Introduction to DHIS 2 and information use;
  • Database design and data collection;
  • Tracker and implementation strategies;

For any questions regarding the DHIS 2 Online Academy, please contact us at onlineacademy@dhis2.org.