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INTHE4105 – Health and Management Information Systems (HISP)

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This course introduces a management information system designed for health-workers at district level. It has been developed by a South-African university in collaboration with the Institute of informatics (Computer science) here at the University of Oslo. Participants will learn to use the information system, which is a separate computer software programme, and will be introduced to current debates in health management.

Learning outcome

The principles of an action-led, district based information system
Calculation of target populations for a given catchments population
Audits of existing information systems at district level
Development of goals, targets and indicators for district level programmes
Calculation of different types of indicators using local data
Presentation of information in the form of tables and draw graphs
Analyse indicators for trends over time and compare different facilities and districts
Provision of feedback to data collectors and community structures
Using the computer to enter data and getting basic feedback
Current debates on topics of health management.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Open for M.Phil students at Internasjonal health, other students at the University of Oslo, students at other University in Norway and abroad, and non student.

For people outside the university system how want more information about this courses or are interested to apply, please contact Department of General Practice and Community Medicine before 1. December for registration and/or more information.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


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It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

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