This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction.
It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status.
This system is widely used in rehabilitation research and practice to describe impairments of body structure and function and how these impact on activities and participation.
By the end of this package you should be able to:
- List and describe the five domains of the ICF.
- Apply the ICF to real-life patient scenarios in order to understand your patient's health status.