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Table 1 Courses developed by Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health (D4H) Initiative at the University of Melbourne (UoM)

From: Addressing critical knowledge and capacity gaps to sustain CRVS system development

ANACONDABuilds capacity and confidence in participants to use and apply results from the ANACONDA tool; participants learn how to assess mortality data quality using basic epidemiological and demographic concepts, and to interpret and apply the results
ANACONDA PlusExpands on the concepts of the ANACONDA course, including how to adjust and analyse data to improve their value for policy
CRVS BootcampProvides an overview of CRVS systems and the work taking place under UoM D4H, and often includes presentations by visiting Fellows
Data analysis and use (developed in partnership with Vital Strategies)aTrains participants to effectively analyse and present CRVS data to provide evidence for policy and planning
Enterprise architecture, process mapping (developed in partnership with Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute)Introduces the basic principles of enterprise architecture business process mapping and helps participants develop the skills needed to apply this system analysis approach to CRVS systems
Estimating the completeness of registrationImproves participants’ ability to utilise a range of methods to estimate the completeness of birth and death registration as a means of generating reliable fertility and mortality measures from the CRVS system
ICD-10 coding for clerks and codersThis course is offered for mortality coding staff working in healthcare or civil registration offices that use the ICD-10 health classification system
Iris coding for experienced codersThis course is offered to meet the needs of mortality coding staff working in institutions where the automated coding software Iris is being introduced
Medical certification of CODA ‘training of trainers’ programme for doctors on ICD-10-compliant death certification practices
VACovers the importance of VA for COD data, roles and responsibilities of VA interviewers and supervisors, ethics and sensitivity, the SmartVA questionnaire, and how to collect information using a tablet
  1. aThis course was developed with Vital Strategies, who were responsible for the Data Impact component of the D4H Initiative. This partnership built on the respective strengths of the two partners, namely the technical expertise of UoM and the data dissemination and use skills of Vital Strategies