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

Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care within the community 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117498  Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care within the community 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-09-18  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260406  Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable a community health worker to facilitate and assist in the provision of Primary Health Care (PHC) based on the Primary Health Care Approach within the community.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Health Care System in South Africa
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Primary Health Care approach
  • Implement measures to prevent and control prevailing health problems 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of being able to assess the interrelationship between the individual, the family and the community in terms of Primary Health Care Issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Primary Health Care includes but is not limited to:
  • Education about prevailing health problems and methods of preventing and controlling them
  • Promotion of food supply and proper nutrition
  • An adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation
  • Maternal and child health care, family planning including basic understanding of treatment for HIV infection available in the community
  • Immunization against major infectious diseases
  • Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases
  • Appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries
  • Access to essential drugs
  • Mental health

    The Primary Health Care approach includes:
  • Universal accessibility and coverage in relation to need
  • Appropriate technology
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Community and individual participation and self reliance
  • Inter-sectoral action for health and development 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Health Care System in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Health Care System is described in terms of National and Provincial Health Legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The structures and functions of provincial, district and local health care are explained in terms of current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access to health care is explained in terms of establishments, facilities and services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Primary Health Care approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of Primary Health Care approach is explained in terms of its principles as they apply to the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between Primary Health Care as a level of care and the Primary Health Care approach as the basis for all health care are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Structures for community involvement in health are explained in terms of their role and function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hospital boards, provincial consultative bodies, district health council, community health centres/clinic committees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of inter-sectoral collaboration is explained in terms of improved health and the development of the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement measures to prevent and control prevailing health problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prevailing health problems in the community are identified through the involvement of the existing community health structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that contribute to prevailing health problems are identified and explained in terms of the community and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preventive measures to control health problems in the community are implemented and promoted in collaboration with the relevant sectors. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing the learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the HWSETA.
  • The moderation of this standard will also be conducted by the HWSETA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should be able to understand and explain:

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties
  • Communication skills needed to communicate effectively with the community
  • Attitudes needed to communicate effectively with the community

    Sensory cues:
  • To identify needs and problems

    Events, causes and effects, implications of:
  • Common diseases and priorities including danger signs

    Categories:
  • Non communicable diseases
  • Communicable diseases

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Health care procedures

    Regulations, Legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Local protocols

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Cause and effect

    Relationships, system:
  • Between individuals, families and community
  • Referrals and networking
  • Structure of district health team 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Use mathematics to analyse, describe, and represent realistic situations and to solve problems relevant in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all relevant stake holders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems: in respect of South African Health Care System and Primary Health Care approach. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessment against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situations.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgement should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessment should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260406, which is "Assist in facilitating and implementing primary health care projects within the community", Level 4, 12 credits.

    Supplementary Requirements

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity- Hours
    Classroom Learning- 40
    On-the-job Learning- 20
    Self Directed Learning- 20
    Coaching Required- 20
    Total- 100

    Credits Achieved: 10 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49128   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49131   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49836   Further Education and Training Certificate: Gender Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.