Online Course
ICF Model and Goal Writing in Paediatrics
Gain the knowledge to create family-centred goals using the ICF model

1-1.5 hours





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Krista Eskay
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Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher

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The International Classification of Function (ICF) is a biopsychosocial model of health which considers contextual factors that influence an individual's participation in daily activities. Rehabilitation professionals can use the ICF to identify functional limitations and increase an individual's participation. The ICF can also act as a guide when identifying treatment goals. As will be discussed in this course, goals should be written collaboratively with family members. They should be based on specific functional tasks that are measurable, reasonable, and attainable within a given time frame.


This course aims to introduce the ICF model of health and family-centred SMART goals for paediatric patients.


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:

  • identify the main focus of the ICF framework and what it promotes
  • discuss the three components of health of the ICF
  • describe the five components that make up a SMART goal as it relates to paediatrics

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

Featured reviews
Thank you very much for allowing me to do this course, as it has helped me to gain a lot of knowledge on ICF Models, functional limitations, and goal setting. This information will allow me to add more value to my work and share this valuable information.
Ambrose George
Physical Therapist
Sierra Leone
I enjoyed the course and got the exact materials, the excellent videos, and the reading part of the course, which was also easy to understand and read.
Alfred Syl Daramy
Sierra Leone