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ICF Workshop 1-2 October - Registration now open

The next English-languageICF workshop will take place on Tuesday, 1 October 2024  (13:00-17:00 or 1-5 PM CET) and Wednesday, 2 October 2024 (8:30-12:15 or 8:30 AM- 12:15 noon time CET)                          

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This two half-day interactive training comprises lectures and exercises that deepen basic knowledge of the ICF*, provide insight in potential application of the ICF and make available structured workshop material. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation. 

*Participants are required to complete the ICF e-Learning Tool ( before the start of the workshop.

Day 1: Deepening the basics of the ICF - biopsychosocial model of functioning and disability, structure/codes of the ICF, ICF qualifiers/other scales, ICF Core Sets
Day 2: Linking methodology and various other applications of the ICF with real-life examples (e.g. rehabilitation management and other topics depending on the participants' interests)

Click here pdffor the preliminary schedule.

Workshop fee: CHF 275 (equivalent in EUR depending on the exchange rate at invoicing) 


Online course "ICF-StARS" is available again

Enrolment for the Fall online course "ICF-StARS" is now open. Participation is cost-free.

Course objective
The course provides participants the basics for understanding functioning and for the reporting of functioning information in a standardized manner by using the ICF.

Target group
The course is aimed at interested people who work with functioning data (assessment and reporting), including healthcare professionals, researchers, students, quality managers and other professionals in the health system.

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When: 12 August - 15 September 2024 (online); Enrolment has started and will be possible until September 1st. 

Mode: Self-study with flexible attendance
Workload: 30 hours in total, equivalent to 1 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) point
Language: English

Please enrol via the official website Registration with the Swiss MOOC Service is required for course enrollment. Persons with Swiss university credentials can use this information to register. Individuals without Swiss university credentials must select the option "SWITCH edu-ID" in the registration process and register with this service first in order to be able to complete the registration with Swiss MOOC Service.

Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation within the framework of the National Research Programme 74 "Smarter Health Care", the course introduces the concept of functioning and its importance in the health system. Moreover, it gives an overview of Standardized Assessment and Reporting Systems for functioning information (StARS) based on the ICF. The course includes the introduction of a set of standards, tools and methods to assess and report information on functioning as well as the presentation of exemplary applications in practice and research.

If you have any questions about the course, feel free to contact the course organizer at the University of Lucerne:


Next available German-language ICF Workshops

The next available German-language ICF workshops conducted by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany will take place online. The 2-day (3.5 hours/day) workshop will cover a wide range of topics and comprises a basic module as well as specific modules.

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Day 1: Basic module – 8 trainings sessions in in-person trainings or 3.5 hours in online trainings
Day 2: Advanced modules (optional) – 4 training sessions in in-person trainings or 3.5 hours in online trainings

Further information about the workshops and the registration form can be found here: