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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of dread diseases to effectively manage an infected or affected client 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252511  Demonstrate knowledge of dread diseases to effectively manage an infected or affected client 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Psychology   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies General Social Science 
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  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This is a generic Unit Standard for learners in different counselling contexts where clients are enabled to go through the process of finding solutions to their concerns or difficulties. It is intended for learners who not registered professionals such as qualified psychologist and social workers. It will be useful for counsellors in a variety of counselling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, telephone counselling, Non-Governmental Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, the South African Police Service, Counselling Call Centres, Hospitals, Clinics and Support Agencies, Sports Centres, Education and Training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services facilities. It should develop learners who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the prognosis and treatment options for the most common dread diseases.
  • Researching individual perceptions of illness.
  • Exploring own perceptions of illness as a counsellor.
  • Explaining the basics of crisis counselling.
  • Researching issues relating to disease management. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • The most common dread diseases include cancer, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), heart disease including hypertention, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and Tuberculosis (TB). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the prognosis and treatment options for the most common dread diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a dread disease is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature and prognosis of each dread disease is outlined with reference to possible causes, prevention and treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-adherence or defaulting on treatment for a dread disease and/or chronic condition are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible referral options are identified for a specific geographical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept of a chronic condition is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Research individual perceptions of illness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different perceptions of illness are explored with reference to causes and cures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Perceptions of illness include but are not limited to indigenous knowledge systems, upbringing, culture, folklore, myths, urban legends and old wives tales.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between body and mind is explained with reference to how mind can affect physical well being and visa versa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of individual perceptions of illness and the mind body link on counselling situations is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explore own perceptions of illness as a counsellor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own beliefs and ideas about illness are considered with reference to how own thoughts and feelings influence a counselling situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal thoughts and understandings about dread diseases are explored and an indication is given of how own attitudes and bias can affect how a counsellor manages a client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of a counsellor receiving appropriate supervision is explained in terms of vulnerability and emotional support. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the basics of crisis counselling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of crisis counselling is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crisis counselling includes but is not limited to turning points, traumatic events, life decisions or loss.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stages in dealing with a crisis are identified and an indication is given of emotions associated with each stage and whether the client needs knowledge or support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Coping styles are discussed with reference to how different individuals experience and deal with a crisis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Options for positive coping are discussed for a specific client. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Research issues relating to disease management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports relating to disease management are analysed from the media and an indication is given of how developments could impact on people with a dread disease. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Media includes but is not limited to electronic and print media, radio, television and the Internet.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stories of hope and encouragement relating to a dread disease are discussed in order to empower a client to manage a condition effectively. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in discussing options for positive coping. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in understanding his/her own perceptions of illness and their impact on the counselling situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in researching reports and stories. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others in using electronic media and the Internet as sources in their research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in counselling people from different backgrounds. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP 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 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.
     
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