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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Describe Christian responses to HIV/AIDS 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115935  Describe Christian responses to HIV/AIDS 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Christian Theology and Ministry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who wish to gain a basic competence in Christian pastoral care in relation to those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Provide basic information about the disease and its impact, and identify the myths surrounding the virus;
  • Empathise with those who are infected and affected and challenge wrong approaches;
  • Describe basic care procedures;
  • Offer a Christian response to HIV/AIDS. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole Unit Standard:
  • Includes both scientific information as well as the popular understandings and myths surrounding the epidemic
  • Christian responses to those affected as well as those infected are described 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide basic information about the disease and its impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes and effects of the virus are simply explained in language that is easily understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the disease on individuals and society is evaluated through surveys and studies on the impact of the disease on the economy, industry, education and health services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of HIV/AIDS on the individual's personal Christian spirituality are identified through observation of patients' suffering, insecurity, neglect or rejection and despair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the Church in the life of HIV/AIDS patients is identified and explained by relating spiritual and other support to the needs of those who are affected. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and critique misconceptions about the virus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Misconceptions about HIV/AIDS are listed from personal experience and observation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three should be dealt with.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The psychological and social consequences of the misconceptions are identified as a means of countering their impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the misconceptions on the individual and corporate Christian spirituality is discussed in order to address the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Empathise with those who are infected and affected, challenging wrong approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The attitudes of the public towards people who are infected with HIV/AIDS are listed and discussed in order to dispel misconceptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The attitude of the public towards people who are affected are identified and discussed in order to address misconceptions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Affected persons include are AIDS orphans, parents and siblings of infected people, their colleagues in the workplace.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The needs of infected and affected persons are identified in order to provide the necessary and appropriate support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A simple presentation explaining the needs and appropriate responses is produced through group discussions and consultation with people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Christian support is expressed through commitment to ministry to people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe basic care procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A series of care procedures in relation to infected people is outlined in accordance with approved health and welfare, medical and counselling prescriptions and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Care procedures include attention to environment, nutrition, health and spirituality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A series of care procedures in relation to affected people is outlined in accordance with approved health and welfare, medical and counselling prescriptions and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The description includes awareness of social support such as disability grants, anti-retroviral treatment and similar strategies.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements the relevant ETQA.

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic information on the HIV/AIDS virus
  • Prevailing myths and misconceptions about the disease especially those circulating in the context of the learner
  • Biblical principles relating to life styles, love, acceptance and hope.
  • Strategies for home based care
  • Public programmes and government aid information 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: through listening skills and basic facilitation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: through sharing the pastoral load. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: through handling basic medical information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself: through growing in awareness and sensitivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition of Terms:

    Definitions have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.

    Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:
  • 'HIV' stands for "Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
  • 'AIDS' stands for Acute Immuno-deficiency Syndrome
  • 'Myths' in this Unit Standard refers to popular and misleading explanations given for commonly experienced phenomena. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48891   National Certificate: Theology and Ministry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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