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Gathering Information – Underpinning the Biomedical History

Online Course: Gathering Information – Underpinning the Biomedical History

Efficiently collect your patient’s biomedical information aligned with the ICF

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Course instructor:

Marissa Fourie

Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain

1.5 hours

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Gathering biomedical information is an essential skill in healthcare practice. The development of the biopsychosocial model has emphasized the significance of the history-taking process to gather as much information as possible to support optimal clinical reasoning. In this sixth course in the programme, Marissa Fourie will discuss the essential elements of gathering information together with the use of the International Classification of Function (ICF), Disability and Health in the clinical reasoning and hypothesis generation process.


The purpose of this course is to increase your knowledge about gathering comprehensive biomedical information in order to optimise your clinical reasoning and hypothesis generation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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