Last Update: 27/08/2015 10:38
The CCrISP® course is designed to advance the practical,
theoretical and personal skills necessary for the care of the
critically ill surgical patients. This course is delivered by a
multidisciplinary faculty of surgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists
and emergency physicians and involves lectures, skills and
simulated patient based learning.
Experienced clinicians interested in teaching CCrISP® are
welcome to apply to become a CCrISP instructor.
- Vocationally trained specialist, provisional Fellow or senior
accredited trainee (SET3+) in the disciplines of surgery,
anaesthetics, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine or
- Minimum level of seniority is Postgraduate Year 5 (PGY5).
- Demonstrated interest and experience in clinical teaching and
acute surgical hospital care.
- Supports the objectives and principles of the CCrISP®
- Prepared to observe an entire CCrISP® course.
- Prepared to attend an Instructor Course.
Register your interest
Benefits of involvement
- An enjoyable and rewarding teaching experience, with an
opportunity to undertake formal instructional training on a CCrISP®
- Accrue continuing professional development points (1 point per
hour for RACS CPD)
- Meet and interact with colleagues from other disciplines in a
collegiate and sociable setting
- Appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to surgical critical
- Update personal knowledge and understanding of critical care
- Interact and develop rapport with trainees
- Participants benefit from the quality of experience and
expertise of the course faculty
- Opportunity to develop personal educational skills
- Airfares, accommodation and meals incurred during formal
training process and ongoing course involvement covered by the
College for interstate courses
CCrISP® Instructor courses are run by the College to facilitate
the training of faculty for CCrISP® courses. The instructor course
covers various aspects of teaching based on contemporary
In 2015, three Instructor courses are scheduled:
- I023, 29-31 May 2015, RACS, Melbourne
- I024, 21-23 August 2015, RACS, Melbourne
- I025, 2-4 October 2015, RACS, Melbourne
These courses address the following aspects of teaching:
- Lesson planning
- Giving interactive lectures
- Small group teaching
- Facilitating a discussion
- Use of demonstrations
- Practical skills teaching
- Use of role playing
- Mentoring and role modelling
- Supervision, feedback and assessment
- Managing the learner with difficulty
Instructor pathway overview
Instructor Pathway (Word 200KB) - overview of
the processes required to become a qualified instructor.
Potential instructors will observe and involve themselves in all
aspects of the two-and-a-half day course. There is opportunity for
potential instructors to actively participate in the demonstration
and practical sessions. This is the most effective way for
orientating new instructors to the course program.
Potential instructors with formal instructional training, as
approved by the CCrISP® subcommittee (e.g. on ATLS®/EMST) will then
be eligible to teach their first course as an instructor candidate
under the supervision of the course director and, following
satisfactory demonstration of instructional ability, progress
directly to become a qualified CCrISP® instructor.
Those without formal training are required to qualify in a
CCrISP® instructors course before teaching as an instructor
candidate. The instructor course aims to familiarise potential
instructors with contemporary educational principles and to assist
participants in developing the necessary teaching and assessment
skills using the CCrISP® program for reference.
All instructors should be prepared to participate in one to two
courses per year to maintain their instructor status.