Online Course
ICF Educational and Clinical Resources
Discover the vast array of ICF resources available on the WHO International Classifications website

1-1.5 hours





Powered by Physiopedia
Patricia Saleeby
Course instructor

Dr Patricia Welch Saleeby is internationally recognised for her role in promoting the ICF

Course instructor

Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

Course image - ICF Educational and Clinical Resources
Summarising the latest research & evidence
Trusted by over - clinicians
Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device
Accredited certificate of completion
Preview course


Select a country (and if appropriate state) to view information about this course's accreditation and/or acceptance in this jurisdiction.

Included with subscription

And more...

Training 5 or more?

Get your team access to ALL courses plus exercise prescription & telehealth.


The World Health Organization (WHO) website contains extensive information about the WHO Family of International Classifications, including the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). It is a powerful resource and educational tool designed to enhance understanding of the ICF. It acts as a guide for users to find answers to their questions related to the ICF. In this course, Patricia Saleeby provides an overview of the available resources on this site.


This course aims to introduce learners to educational and clinical ICF resources.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts 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 rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • list at least three World Health Organization international classifications
  • differentiate between ICF categories and ICF qualifiers
  • discuss the benefits and the main components of the ICF checklist
  • explain the concept of the ICF core sets
  • explain how to find relevant information related to the ICF on the World Health Organization website

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Patricia Saleeby: I have several grants related to education/training, clinical practice, and research regarding the WHO classification systems (ICD and ICF) from different funders.
Financial: I receive some financial compensation from these grants in terms of salary supplements. I am developing a clinical course with a focus on the ICF and WHODAS for social workers
Non-financial: I receive some non-financial compensation from these grants in terms of travel support.
Additionally, I am a member of several WHOFIC working groups and committees related to the international classifications.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
I long wondered and never understood well about disabilities, functioning, and classification of disability and impairments until I came across the course on ICF on Physiopedia Plus. My thoughts are clear now, and my gratitude goes to the facilitator and everyone who made this course available. I will forever remain grateful.
Austin Sinyinza
It was an excellent course. It was very resourceful and engaging. Thank you for developing this course!
Katrina Kerr-Bridglalsingh
Trinidad And Tobago
This course demystifies the concept of ICF, especially if you have had issues with grasping what the ICF entails.
Cindy John-Chu
This course is valuable and helpful in understanding ICF and its importance in more detail. In addition, it is beneficial in the multispectral assessment of the person with disabilities and planning for the SMART goal of rehabilitation.