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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Support patients in lifestyle management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262400  Support patients in lifestyle management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Integrated Health Professions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  21 
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 to learner assist a patient in adopting a wellness lifestyle within the scope of practice of the integrated health professions.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Recommend lifestyle changes for a patient to achieve wellness.
  • Describe a nutritional regimen for a patient to improve own health.
  • Assist a patient to obtain sufficient rest and sleep to maintain a wellness lifestyle. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Recommend lifestyle changes for a patient to achieve wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key wellness concepts and lifestyle components are identified and explained in terms of a wellness lifestyle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include:
  • Lifestyle; 'human energy' as a vital component of wellness.

    Components include:
  • Nutritional requirements, sleep patterns, relaxation and healthy vs unhealthy activities.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Individual lifestyles are analysed in terms of actual wellness principles and practices and deviations noted are explained in terms of possible consequences for wellness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes in the assessed lifestyle are recommended to promote wellness in the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools to assist the patient in making choices are recommended to assist in maintaining a changed lifestyle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include:
  • Goal-setting skills; motivation skills; time-management skills; self-esteem and self-concept development skills.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe a nutritional regimen for a patient to improve own health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic components of food groups are described in terms of their nutritional value and required intake. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include:
  • Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, water.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nutritional needs of each body system are described in terms of individual needs to maintain health. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Individual needs include:
  • Specific requirements needed by certain groups of people such as diabetics; eating regimens and habits as determined by cultures, religious and personal persuasions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interaction of foods and drugs is explained in terms of nutritional needs, incompatibilities and the maintenance of health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Supplements to nutritional intake are described according to their sources, functions, effects and required precautions to be taken with respect to their use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Disorders which require specific nutritional needs are identified and the effects of non-compliance with the special nutritional needs are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disorders include:
  • Metabolic, deficiency, genetic.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist a patient to obtain sufficient rest and sleep to maintain a wellness lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    History of current rest and sleep patterns is obtained and analysed in terms of probable need for a wellness lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to balance activity, relaxation and sleep is described in terms of achieving a wellness lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Active and passive relaxation exercises are explained with reference to their role in a wellness lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Individual sleep patterns are analysed and recommendations are made for the patient to achieve a regular pattern in keeping with a wellness lifestyle. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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 by SAQA.
  • 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 
    Identifying and solving problems and making decisions using critical and creative thinking are demonstrated in the learner's ability to identify unhealthy or high risk conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information are demonstrated in the learner's ability to reconcile the information from the patient's history with the requirements to reach a healthy lifestyle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations is demonstrated in the successful interaction between the learner and the patient. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others is demonstrated by the learner's ability to make an assessment of the patient's physical, psychological and nutritional needs, as well as the links between them and recommending actions to be taken to achieve wellness. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation is demonstrated by the learner's ability to identify unhealthy or high-risk conditions, and make recommendations to improve patient's health. 

    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
    Fundamental  65609   National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   


    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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    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.