Unit C1 – INTRODUCTION TO THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND FERTILITY INDICATORS

Unit C1

AQA UNIT AWARD SCHEME
CODE NO: 78384
UNIT TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND FERTILITY INDICATORS


CURRICULUM AREA(S): HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/PERSONAL, SOCIAL & HEALTH ED


UNIT DESCRIPTION: This is a classroom and practice based unit using examples, role play, standard textbooks, professional publications from the Internet, tutor prepared handouts and worksheets to help the student acquire knowledge and understanding of today’s non-hormonal methods of contraception.


PROCEDURES FOR MAKING AND RECORDING ASSESSMENTS:
Assessed by teacher through inspection (1,7-11), observation (2-6) and discussion (12-13). All assessments recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet.


LEVEL: Level 3
NOTIONAL LEARNING TIME: 30 hours


OUTCOMES TO BE ACCREDITED

In successfully completing this unit the student will have

experienced
1. undertaking a pre-training assessment of own background knowledge;
2. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system;
3. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the menstrual cycle;
4. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the different components of natural family planning;
5. watching a PowerPoint presentation about how they are used to plan or prevent pregnancy;
6. taking part in group discussion about fertility awareness;


demonstrated the ability to
7. identify and explore recommended contraception and reproductive healthcare websites to find approved and up-to-date information about six elements of fertility awareness;
8. identify and describe how six different elements of fertility awareness work, their correct use and in order
to maintain contraceptive protection, what to do when things go wrong;
9. identify and explain five common reasons for natural family planning failure;
10. evaluate five women’s medical history, and her subsequent suitability to use the six components of fertility awareness, safely;


shown knowledge of
11. at least ten features of female reproductive anatomy and physiology;
12. at least two advantages and one disadvantage for using each of six different components of natural family planning;
13. at least two indications and one contraindication for each of the six components of fertility awareness.


EVIDENCE TO BE OFFERED
Student completed worksheets (1,7-10)
Student labelled diagram with explanations (11)
Teacher checklist (2-6,12-13), itemised (12-13)
For outcome 12 checklist to be itemised into 18 parts to show two advantages and one disadvantage for the six components of natural family planning.
For outcome 13 checklist to be itemised into 18 parts to show two indications and one contraindication for six components of fertility awareness

Unit C1 –  INTRODUCTION TO THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND FERTILITY INDICATORS
Unit C2 –  INTRODUCTION TO HORMONAL CONTRACEPTION
Unit C3 –  INTRODUCTION TO NON-HORMONAL METHODS OF CONTRACEPTION
Unit C4 –  INTRODUCTION TO BARRIER PROTECTION FOR SAFER SEX 

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