Unit SW3 – INTRODUCTION TO STIs, SCREENING AND SPECIMEN MANAGEMENT

Unit SW3
AQA UNIT AWARD SCHEME CODE NO: 78385
CENTRE NAME: BRENTWOOD SEXPLAINED LTD
CENTRE NO: 83015

UNIT TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO STIS, SCREENING AND SPECIMEN MANAGEMENT

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

DATE OF VALIDATION: 22 March 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 today’s sexually transmitted infections (STIs), screening procedures and specimen management.

PROCEDURES FOR MAKING AND RECORDING ASSESSMENTS:
Assessed by teacher through inspection (1,10-17), observation (2-8) and discussion (9,18-19).
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 different types of infection;
3. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the importance of sexually acquired infections;
4. watching a PowerPoint presentation about bacterial sexual infections;
5. watching a PowerPoint presentation about viral sexual infections;
6. watching a PowerPoint presentation about other sexually acquired conditions;
7. watching a PowerPoint presentation about different types of STI screening;
8. watching a PowerPoint presentation about specimen management;
9. taking part in group discussion about STIs, screening and specimen management;

demonstrated the ability to
10. identify and explore recommended sexual health websites to find and up-to-date information about twelve elements about sexually transmitted infections;
11. identify and explain at least three reasons why it is important to screen people for STIs;
12. identify and explore at least three different bacterial sexual infections;
13. identify and explore at least three different viral sexual infections;
14. identify and explore at least three other sexual conditions;
15. identify and explore the procedures involved in self screening for asymptomatic STIs;
16. identify and explore the procedures involved in specimen management;
17. evaluate five women’s medical history and her need for a STI screening;

shown knowledge of
18. at least two advantages and one disadvantage for self screening for STIs;
19. at least two indications and one contraindication for self screening for STIs.

EVIDENCE TO BE OFFERED
Student completed worksheets (1,10-17)
Teacher checklist (2-9,18-19), itemised (18-19)
For outcome 18 checklist to be itemised into three parts to show two advantages and one disadvantage for self screening for STIs.
For outcome 19 checklist to be itemised into three parts to show two indications and one contraindication for self screening for STIs.