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Welcome

Welcome to the ICF self-learning course!

The World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is the international standard for health and disability information: the key for collecting valid, reliable and comparable health and disability data.

This course will help you   understanding the ICF model and classification terms, furthermore, this course will help you learning how to apply and use the ICF in practice.

Information about functioning and disability is essential for statistical use, health and social policy, advocacy and clinical use.   Increasingly, countries are adding data about human functioning to health statistics.   Outside of health; in employment, education and community life generally, it is becoming more obvious that sound policy depends on information about disability and human functioning. However good statistics depend on standards, and in todays interlinking information systems, there is a clear need for data harmonization for comparability and ease of access. The ICF is the internationally agreed standard.