ICF Education Workshop at KAHER institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka

on 2019-06-20

This workshop will provide an overview of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework, classification, and utility across disciplines and settings. Developed by the World Health Organization and endorsed by the United Nations, the ICF has increasingly been implemented in countries worldwide for special education, clinical practice, data collection, and policy determination. The ICF emphasizes the importance of functional status rather than diagnosis, and this shift has been adopted in countries as a better measure of ability/disability for eligibility and benefits determination. This workshop will explain fundamental concepts from the ICF including the bio-psychosocial model of disability. The ICF structure and coding will be explained including body functions/structures, activities and participation, and the environment. Current and potential applications of the ICF across diverse groups, clinical settings, and other areas will be discussed.Finally, participants at the end of the workshop will have the opportunity to practice using the ICF code and qualifiers.