Online Course
Understanding the International Classification of Function (ICF) Programme
Become a knowledgeable ICF user

10-12 hours

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Patricia Saleeby
Course instructor

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

ReLAB-HS
Course instructor

Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Introduction

The World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a common language and framework for understanding the influence of biological, psychological, social and environmental aspects on human functioning and health. Patricia Saleeby, in the Understanding the ICF Programme, provides a detailed guide on how ICF is applied at the clinical level. Dr Saleeby discusses clinical and educational resources, challenges and advantages of using ICF in clinical practice and ICF administration and policies.

Aims

This course aims to offer a comprehensive clinical guide to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)

Outline

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

  1. Introduction to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)
  2. ICF Educational and Clinical Resources
  3. Overview of the ICF and Clinical Practice
  4. ICF and Application in Clinical Practice
  5. ICF, Administration and Policy

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.

Practicalities

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 10-12 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 10 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses 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. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.