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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119559  Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Ancillary Health Care   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 1  NQF Level 01  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9824  Assess the inter-relationships between the individual, family and community in terms of Primary Health Care (PHC)  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to provide basic information about Primary Health Care in the community.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe primary health care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy, physiology and human development
  • Understand health problems and disease patterns common to an identified community
  • Conduct a basic health education session 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at ABET level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Primary Health Care includes:
  • 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
  • Community and individual participation and self reliance
  • Inter-sectoral action for health and development
  • Cost effectiveness 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe primary health care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health is explained in terms of the WHO definition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Primary health care is explained in terms of the Alma Ata Declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The elements of primary health care are listed in terms of the local context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The strategies of the primary health care approach are listed in terms of the Alma Ata Declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Primary health care is explained in terms of preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy, physiology and human development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The body systems are identified and described in terms of their structure and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physical and mental aspects of human development are explained in terms of the stages of life. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The emotional and social aspects of human development are described in terms of personal development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand health problems and disease patterns common to an identified community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health problems and common diseases are recognised and described in terms of the local context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Common childhood illnesses, communicable and non-communicable diseases and common chronic conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Promotive, preventive and rehabilitative measures are explained in terms of the local context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct a basic health education session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The presentation is conducted in a manner that is appropriate to the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interpersonal skills are applied in transferring information to the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant aspects of basic health education are included in the presentation and the sequence follows a logical format. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
    1. Names & functions of:
    > Body systems
    > Common diseases and danger signs

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties
    > Communication skills needed to communicate effectively with the community
    > Attitudes needed to communicate effectively with the community

    3. Sensory cues:
    > To identify needs

    4. Purpose of:
    > The body systems

    5. Events, causes and effects, implications:
    > Common diseases and priorities including danger signs

    6. Categories:
    > Body systems
    > Non-communicable diseases
    > Communicable diseases

    7. Procedures and techniques:
    > Health care procedures

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > local protocols

    9. Theory, rules, principles, laws:
    > Cause and effect

    10. Relationships, systems:
    > Between individuals, families and community
    > Referrals and networking
    > Structure of district health team 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to a variety of common illnesses in an appropriate manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by networking with appropriate referral agencies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in conducting a health education session. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information to facilitate decisions and actions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client, family, community members and members of the health team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively with regard to the making of solutions and correct use of available equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to the interrelationship between the individual, family and community. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    2. BETHEELTRAINING INSTITUTE 
    3. GEM HEALTH CARE WORKER 
    4. Glen Lilly Outsourcing Serviecs 
    5. Greenfield Management Solutions 
    6. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    7. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    8. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    9. Operation Blanket 
    10. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    11. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    12. Thutpbophelo Training and Skills Academy 
    13. Zigna Training (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.