Health & Safety Medicine
An introduction to the standardized assessment and reporting of functioning by using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
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Course Details

Language English
Duration 3 weeks
Effort 10 hrs/week
Description

The course provides you with an introduction to the concept of functioning and an overview of the role and importance of functioning information in the health system. Moreover, the course presents specific aspects of a Standardized Assessment and Reporting System for functioning information (StARS) based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The use of diverse standards as well as qualitative and quantitative methods in this context are summarized under the umbrella term "ICF-StARS" and will be illustrated with selected practical examples.

By the end of this ICF-StARS MOOC, you will know how to apply the ICF in different settings to assess and report functioning information in a standardized manner. You will have also learned the basics of standardized assessment and reporting of functioning and gained insights in relevant standards and methods. With this course, we aim to support you in the collaboration with colleagues and partners in implementing the ICF.

The ICF-StARS MOOC was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation within the National Research Programme 74 "Smarter Health Care", (Project no. 21 "Enhancing continuous quality improvement and supported clinical decision making by standardized reporting of functioning" [Grant no.: 407440_167412/3]), and supported by Swiss Paraplegic Research and the University of Lucerne.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for participating in this course.

Plan

Week 1


  • Getting started
  • Getting started

  • Module 1: Introduction to the ICF and the concept of functioning

  • Module 2: The importance of standardized assessment and reporting of functioning information


Week 2

  • Module 3: The Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study as an example of standardized assessment of functioning information guided by the ICF

  • Module 4: The Nottwil Standard as an example of standardized assessment of functioning information in clinical practice guided by the ICF


Week 3

  • Module 5: Interval-scaled reporting of functioning information

  • Module 6: NRP 74 StARS project part A

  • Module 7: NRP 74 StARS project part B

  • Closure and outlook


Weeks 4 and 5

  • Time to review the course materials

  • Final exam


Course instructors

Jsabel Hodel

Jsabel Hodel holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Lucerne and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Swiss Paraplegic Research in Switzerland. Her research focuses on the understanding of functioning and its courses during i…

Roxanne Maritz

Roxanne Maritz holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Lucerne and is the Coordinator of the Center for Rehabilitation in Global Health Systems at the University of Lucerne. Originally trained as an occupational therapist, she has a wide ran…

Swiss Paraplegic Research

One of the largest non-university research institutions in the area of functioning and rehabilitation research worldwide, Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) incorporates various disciplines including medicine, biology, nursing sciences, human movement scienc…

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University of Lucerne

Research and teaching at the University of Lucerne focus on topics related to humans and society. The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Founded in 2000, it comprises the six faculties of Theology, Humanities and Social Scien…

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