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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research trends in disease and disease management that could impact on long term mortality and morbidity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120072  Research trends in disease and disease management that could impact on long term mortality and morbidity 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 is intended for learners who are involved in product development of Long Term products including Reinsurers, Actuarial Students, Product Developers, Senior Claims Assessors and Senior Underwriters.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and researching a trend in disease management.
  • Analysing trends in research information.
  • Suggesting an approach to assess the risk associated with a selected disease.
  • Presenting research findings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 4. It is assumed that learners are competent in the Unit Standards in the FETC: Long Term Risk Assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is current trends in disease management. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and research a trend in disease management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A disease is identified for research based on market information or claims experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information on an identified disease is gathered and collated from Medical Practitioners, Reinsurers and the media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of new technology on the management of the disease is researched with reference to the prognosis of the mortality and the morbidity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse trends in researched information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is analysed and compared to current underwriting standards or philosophy in order to make an underwriting recommendation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potential impact of the disease on selected products is analysed in order to make an underwriting recommendation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Suggest an approach to assess the risk associated with a selected disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An underwriting philosophy or approach is suggested based on analysed trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of the proposed philosophy on an insurer's internal practice is indicated with reference to products and target market. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present research findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A new underwriting practice resulting from research is communicated to other Underwriters in a training session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rationale behind the new practice and technical aspects of the research are clarified in response to questions. 


    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 
    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 suggesting an approach to assess risk associated with a selected disease. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in conducting the necessary research timeously. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in analysing and researching trends in disease management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively presenting research findings and responding to questions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by indicating the implications of a proposed philosophy on an insurer's internal practices. 

    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  49860   National Diploma: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. 



    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.