Unit SW1 – INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEASUREMENTS

Unit SW1
AQA UNIT AWARD SCHEME CODE NO: 79086
CENTRE NAME: BRENTWOOD SEXPLAINED LTD CENTRE NO: 83015

UNIT TITLEINTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MEASUREMENTS

CURRICULUM AREA(S):
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – PERSONAL, SOCIAL & HEALTH EDUCTION

DATE OF VALIDATION: 17 June 2011

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 taking blood pressure, height and weight measurements, calculating BMI (body mass index) and urine testing using reagent strips.

PROCEDURES FOR MAKING AND RECORDING ASSESSMENTS:
Assessed by teacher through inspection (1,11-20) and observation (2-10).
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 anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system;
3. watching a PowerPoint presentation about blood pressure;
4. watching a PowerPoint presentation about how to measure someone’s blood pressure;
5. watching a PowerPoint presentation about measuring height;
6. watching a PowerPoint presentation about measuring weight;
7. watching a PowerPoint presentation about calculating BMI;
8. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the urinary system;
9. watching a PowerPoint presentation about urine testing using reagent strips;
10. taking part in group discussion about blood pressure, height and weight measurement, BMI and urine testing using reagent strips;

demonstrated the ability to
11. identify, access and explore recommended reading material and websites to find up-to-date information about blood pressure measurement, height and weight measurement, calculating BMI and using urine testing reagent strips;
12. identify and explain at least three reasons why it is important to screen people’s blood pressure;
13. identify and explain at least three reasons why BMI calculation is of importance;
14. identify and explain at least three reasons why urine testing is useful;
15. undertake at least six blood pressure measurements;
16. undertake at least six height and weight measurements;
17. undertake at least six BMI calculations;
18. undertake at least six urine tests, using reagent strips;

shown knowledge of
19. at least two advantages and one disadvantage of measuring blood pressure in a clinical setting;
20. at least two indications and one contraindication for testing urine with reagent strips.

EVIDENCE TO BE OFFERED
Student completed worksheets (1,11-20)
Teacher completed checklist (2-10)