This qualification is intended to enable lay people and/or health care workers to help individuals and/or groups to approach the HIV/AIDS pandemic and any other dread disease in an integrated way so that the condition may be managed satisfactorily. The care worker will be able to assist those suffering from or living closely with such conditions as HIV/AIDS and/or other dread disease to understand and accept the condition and take positive and necessary steps to enrich the quality of life of the sufferer and deal with the consequences of the pandemic.
This Qualification articulates horizontally with:
ID 64697: Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work, Level 4.
This Qualification articulates vertically with:
ID 59236: National Diploma: Nursing, Level 5.
TYPE OF PROGRAMME
- Full time
The learner is required to have a Matric. Must able to speak and write in English.
All learning material included in tuition fees.
Course Fee: R18350.00
1.1 Positive communication is established with individuals and groups through the use of information obtained by profiling the target area.
- The range of profiling includes but is not limited to: Structure; history; resources; infrastructure; available services; underpinning culture, language and religious affiliation.
2 Ethical principles and current, relevant legislation are applied at all times when dealing with patients, significant others, colleagues and other workers within the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
1.3 Interactions with patients and their significant others are carried out within the terms of the relevant Scope of Practice.
1.4 Guidance and support, in accordance with the Bill of Rights and the Patient Charter, are extended to individuals, significant others and group members where HIV/AIDS or other dread disease has been diagnosed. Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:2.1 Individuals and groups are informed regarding the need for a clean environment to combat general infectious diseases and improve well-being in the area.
2.2 Individuals and groups are informed regarding the mode of infection, the required treatment and the prevention of all sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS and other related infectious diseases.
2.3 General healthcare projects are initiated to encourage individuals to improve the nutrition status of self and others. Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:3.1 The negative effects of risk behavior on general well-being are explained.
3.2 Motivation for behavior change in self is explored through a discussion of various concepts.
- The range of concepts includes, but is not limited to: Indigenous knowledge systems; culture; religion; myths; facts; opinions; perceptions.
3 Exercises to facilitate learning are applied to a group to encourage change. Integrated assessment: Formative and summative assessment strategies should be used throughout the course of learning to ensure that exit level outcomes are met. The integrated assessment takes the form of a variety of appropriate assessment methods. Formative assessment is continuous and focuses on smaller sections of work and limited outcomes. Formative assessments may include:
- Written and practical assignments.
- Case studies.
- Roleplay and simulation sessions.
- Written reports/work plans.
- Peer group review. Summative assessment evaluates the learner’s abilities to manage and integrate larger bodies of knowledge and to achieve the stated outcomes in a particular area of study. Summative assessments may include:
- Written examinations.
- Oral examinations.
- Practical examinations.
- Objective simulated clinical evaluation.
On successful completion of course, the learner will receive a certificate