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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the macro structure, basic functions and applied basic biophysics of all human body systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120181  Demonstrate knowledge of the macro structure, basic functions and applied basic biophysics of all human body systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 will enable the learner to broadly describe the structure, general functions and applied bio-physics of human body systems.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Use scientific terminology and concepts in identifying the macro structure of the systems that make up the human body.
  • Describe in scientific terminology the general functions of these systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to these systems.

    Learners in other health or related care fields will also be able to make use of this unit standard.

    Learners will function within institutional policies related to specific occupational settings and the parameters of the capabilities of the learner at this level. Enrolled auxiliary nurse learners will also function within the scope of practice for enrolled auxiliary nurses as formulated by the South African Nursing Council. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting with this standard are expected to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body using scientific terminology and concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the body is accurately described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scientific terminology and concepts related to the tissues, organs and organ systems of the body is correctly and accurately applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the general functions of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body using scientific terminology and concepts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A fundamental understanding of the functioning of the tissues, organs and systems of the body is demonstrated through accurate description. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scientific terminology and concepts related to the functioning of body tissues, organs and systems of the body is correctly and accurately applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Deviations from normal biophysical functioning are identified recorded and reported. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understanding and application of basic knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and biophysics of all human body systems, body cavities and major organs. These body systems include:
  • Cardio-vascular
  • Respiratory
  • Digestive
  • Reproductive
  • Integumentary
  • Neurological
  • Renal
  • Skeleta
  • Reticulo-endothethial 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Identify the macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Identify the macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Describe the general functions of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Identify the macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Identify the macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Describe the general functions of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Identify the macro structure of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Describe the general functions of the specified tissues, organs and organ systems of the human body by using scientific terminology and concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied biophysics related to the specified human body systems. 

  • 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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

    Formative assessment:

    A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used. These could be, but are not limited to:
  • Tests
  • Assignments
  • Workbooks
  • Projects
  • Demonstrations
  • Clinical assessments

    Summative assessment:

    May take the form of:
    > written
    > practical
    > oral assessment
    as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Matrix to indicate how credits are derived:
  • Learning Experience: Theoretical Learning, 60 hours, 6 Credits
  • Learning Experience: Experiential Learning, 20 Hours, 2 Credits
    Total: 80 Hours, 8 Credits 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  71709   National Certificate: Auxiliary Nursing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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