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ICF Workshop (via Zoom) 23/24 April 2024

The next English-languageICF workshop will take place on Tuesday, 23 April 2024  (13:00-17:00 or 1-5 PM CET) and Wednesday, 23 April 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 250 (equivalent in EUR depending on the exchange rate at invoicing) 
To register, please complete the registration form. Click here: folder   Save it as a PDF, and email the PDF to the ICF Research Branch Coordinator Melissa Selb (, at the latest Friday, March 22nd. The workshop fee needs to be received by Friday  March 29th.

For further information, please feel free to contact Melissa Selb. We look forward to hearing from you !


Online course "ICF-StARS" is available again

Enrolment for the Spring 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: 8 April - 12 May 2024 (online); Enrolment has started and will be possible until April 23rd. 
The Fall course will take place from 12 August - 15 September 2024. Enrolment will be start on April 24th.

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 To enrol, click the red "SIGN IN" button at the top right-hand corner of the website.
Those without Swiss university credentials have to first register with the Swiss MOOC Service by selecting the "SWITCH edu-ID" option upon clicking the "SIGN IN" button. This is required in order to complete the course enrolment.

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: