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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Define health promotion in the South African context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256477  Define health promotion in the South African context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Pharmacy 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
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 is aimed at individuals entering the health environment. Individuals credited with this standard will be able to demonstrate an understanding of terminology related to the field as well as the role of medicine in the health care environment. In addition the individual will be able to demonstrate knowledge of health promotion. This unit standard will provide individuals with the basic knowledge needed when completing other unit standards in health related fields. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner is 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of health and wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms health, wellness, disease and disability are defined using relevant practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common conditions and threats which affect the community on a national level are identified and described giving their major characteristics and prevalence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common conditions and threats in the local community are identified and described giving their major characteristics and prevalence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the health care environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and responsibilities of health care professionals are defined using examples of what is and is not permitted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stakeholders within the South African health system are described using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles of statutory bodies regulating the health care environment are explained indicating the difference between the roles of statutuory and a non-statutory bodies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of health promotion in the national context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of health promotion is explained using practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major causes of ill health in South Africa are identified in terms of social and economic aspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of primary health care in South Africa is described according to national policies and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health promotion is described and explained in terms of international agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The roles of information, education and communication in health promotion are explained in terms of their inter-relatedness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the role of medicine in the health care environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different approaches to medication are explained in relation to client preference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for people to take medication is explained focusing on the outcomes for the patient of taking such medication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of instructions regarding the correct use of medication is explained focusing on the consequences of not complying with the instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of misusing medication are explained as these affect individuals and the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate interventions, where misuse of medication is suspected, are described with practical examples. 


    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 ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be accredited and allocated by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The concepts:
  • Conditions and threats.
  • Behavioural change.
  • Health professionals.
  • Misuse of medicines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Define the health care environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and wellness.
  • Define the health care environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health promotion in the national context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Define the health care environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health promotion in the national context.
  • Explain the role of medicine in the health care environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Cultural sensitivity.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and wellness.
  • Explain the role of medicine in the health care environment.

    Participate as responsible citizen.
  • Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    The term misuse as used in Specific Outcome 4, includes the overuse of medicines. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  72049   National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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