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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse impairments related to the digestive and urinary systems and their impact on the assessment of long-term risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
118017  Analyse impairments related to the digestive and urinary systems and their impact on the assessment of long-term risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 requires learners to have the background knowledge required to assess a medical risk. It will be useful for underwriters, life claims assessors, reinsurers, medical claims assessors who need to apply knowledge of the digestive and urinary systems to assess long term risk.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and urinary systems.
  • Explaining the main conditions and impairments related to the digestive and urinary systems.
  • Interpreting evidence related to digestive and urinary system conditions and impairments.
  • Applying knowledge of the digestive and urinary systems to assess risk. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • The digestive system in this standard includes the colonic systems.
  • The main conditions of the digestive system include, but are not limited to, cancer disorders, colitis, Crohn's disorder, ulcerated disorders, insulin disorders, hepatic disorder and pancreatic disorder.
  • Evidence includes, but is not limited to, Scans, x-rays, renal function tests, scopes and pathology reports.
  • The urinary system in this standard includes the kidneys, bladder and urethra.
  • The main conditions of the urinary system include, but are not limited to, cancer disorders, urinary problems, renal failure, renal spasms and nephritic disorders.
  • Evidence includes, but is not limited to, urine tests, Scans, x-rays, renal function tests, scopes and pathology reports.
  • Risk factors include, but are not limited to, medical and lifestyle risks. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and urinary systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main components of the digestive system are identified and an indication is given of the role of each component in the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between the major organs within the digestive system is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The main components of the urinary system are identified and an indication is given of the role of each component in the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between the major organs within the urinary system is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship between the kidneys and the digestive system is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the main conditions and impairments related to the digestive and urinary systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main conditions of the digestive system are identified and an indication is given of the symptoms, treatment, prognosis and impairment related to each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main conditions of the urinary system are identified and an indication is given of the symptoms, treatment, prognosis and impairment related to each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of lifestyle on the major organs of the digestive and urinary systems is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret evidence related to digestive and urinary system conditions and impairments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objective medical evidence of digestive system related impairments is identified and an indication is given of when and why each type of evidence is required to support an assessment decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Objective medical evidence of urinary system related impairments is identified and an indication is given of when and why each type of evidence is required to support an assessment decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Medical evidence is interpreted in order to make an assessment decision and indication is given of when it is necessary to refer evidence to the next level of authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of wrong or inappropriate decisions in assessing long term risk are explained from the point of view of the underwriter, claims assessor, insurer and the client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of the digestive and urinary system to assess a risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risk factors in a digestive system case study are analysed to determine the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An assessment decision related to the digestive system is substantiated using appropriate evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The risk factors in a urinary system case study are analysed to determine the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An assessment decision related to the urinary system is substantiated using appropriate evidence. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems and make decisions in assessing a long term risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or organisation in knowing when to refer evidence to the next level of authority. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in identifying and interpreting medical evidence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively in substantiating an assessment decision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners are able to use science and technology effectively in using a computer system to access information and assess a risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in understanding the consequences of wrong or inappropriate assessment decisions and explaining the symptoms, treatment prognosis and impairment related to selected medical conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 


    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.
     
    1. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    2. Intec College 
    3. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 



    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.