The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) system addresses human functioning, providing a standard language and framework that describes how people with a health condition function in their daily lives, rather than focusing on a labeled diagnosis or the presence or absence of disease. The ICF model considers the dynamics between a person’s health condition and environmental and personal factors. This course will provide you with an overview of the language of the ICF and help you to become familiar with the conceptual framework, terminology, and potential applications for physical therapist practice.

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To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course.

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Anita Bemis-Dougherty PT, DPT, MAS; Kenneth J. Harwood, PT, PhD, CIE

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After completing this module, you should be able to: 1. Describe the philosophical concepts of the ICF. 2. Describe ICF language, components, constructs, and qualifiers. 3. Identify the effects of APTA endorsement of ICF on current APTA policies, procedures, guidelines, and within the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice.

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Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:Anita Bemis-Dougherty, Kenneth J. Harwood
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