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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Formulate appropriate population based health promotion strategies and/or programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252152  Formulate appropriate population based health promotion strategies and/or programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nursing 
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 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7 
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 qualification will enable the learner to function as a clinically focused, service orientated, independent registered professional nurse, who is able to render comprehensive care across all spheres of health, as determined by the appropriate legislative framework. The qualifying learner will apply evidence-based research to enhance nursing practice.

This unit standard will recognise the essential knowledge and skills required to formulate and review appropriate population based health promotion strategies for a group or community.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Develop a health promotion and/or illness prevention strategy for a group or community.
  • Implement and evaluate a health promotion strategic plan for a group and/or community.
  • Work in collaboration with communities in campaigning for identified health needs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Epidemiological principles.
  • Appropriate methods of interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with people of diverse cultural, religious, socio-economic, educational and professional backgrounds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Learners function within the scope of practice of a professional nurse as formulated by the SANC. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a health promotion and/or illness prevention strategy for a group or community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key stakeholders in the process are identified and involved in the planning process in line with their expertise, or in relation to points which affect them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strategic plan reflects a thorough understanding of health promotion and/or illness prevention theory as articulated in national policy and literature in the field. It is consistent with relevant national and social policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strategic plan views the health care user holistically, and takes into account the multiple determinants of health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan includes existing health promotions activities, and makes provision for the empowerment of individuals, groups, and communities to adopt healthy lifestyles and self-care. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provision includes:
  • Information sharing in meetings, printed information.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The strategic plan is realistic in terms of objectives and available human and other resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The plan makes provision for engagement with broader initiatives which facilitate the use of professional knowledge and expertise in developing programmes nationally and internationally for the management and control of disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Planning articulates clear, measurable and time bound criteria to measure the success of the initiative. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement and evaluate a health promotion strategic plan for a group and/or community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implementation of the plan is consistent with its purpose and provisions, in line with national policies and current discourse in health promotion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implementation of the strategic plan targets areas which represent the greatest threat to health, wellness and healthy living, in line with needs analysis and planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholders understanding and buy-in is assessed to determine the effectiveness of the consultation and information sharing processes. Reasons for incomplete understanding are established and noted for future health promotion planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Implementation is monitored at scheduled intervals against established criteria. Departures from planned or expected short term outcomes are noted and corrective actions or interventions are appropriate to the circumstances and project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information is systematically gathered and stored over time to meet the evaluation requirements of longer terms objectives. Scheduled reviews determine the trends for the health promotion strategy, and adjustments are consistent with the data collected and the emerging trends. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work in collaboration with communities in campaigning for identified health needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Community projects established promote the community's critical appraisal of their health status and determinants of that status. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Projects include:
  • Capacity building; information sharing; facilitated problem-solving; development and/or access to infrastructure and resources.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interaction and consultation with the community representatives facilitates the identification of, and agreement on, health goals that are priorities for the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information on the health needs of the community, established through observation and consultation, are communicated to relevant authorities and/or stakeholders able to effect change. Communication is in the required format, and by means of specified channels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Actions to mobilize community and other support for health initiatives are consistent with strategic planning, and appropriate to the particular context and need. Actions are directed towards individuals and/or groups identified as key in the planning stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Campaigns directed at meeting identified health needs are ensured to be cost effective, broad and far reaching in terms of impact, relevant to the community, and mindful of the safety of those involved. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • Learners can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of health promotion, illness prevention, cultural, religious practices and traditions that impact on quality health promotion and incorporate these into the planning of nursing and health care. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: Core to the standard - population based solutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: Core to the standard - team based approach. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: Essential in work with multiple stakeholders. 

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

    Note: Core to the standard - facilitating a community process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: Core to the standard - communicating with communities and community structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: Indirectly - presentation of information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: Core to community health care. 

    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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure that evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • The SANC guidelines are used as a reference for integrated assessment.
  • Formative Assessment: A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches integrating theory and practice must be used. These could be tests, assignments, projects, demonstrations or clinical assessments or any other applicable method.
  • Summative: This could take a form of oral, written and/or practical assessments as agreed to with the relevant ETQA.

    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:

    > The terms "health care user" and "patient" are used interchangeably. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59257   Bachelor of Nursing  Level 7  NQF Level 08  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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