Australia and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training
The Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET) course provides an educational package of generic surgical skills that is a compulsory aspect of surgical training in Australian and New Zealand.
CCrISP®: Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient
The CCrISP® course assists doctors in developing simple, useful skills for managing critically ill patients, and promotes the coordination of multidisciplinary care where appropriate. The course encourages trainees to adopt a system of assessment to avoid errors and omissions, and uses relevant clinical scenarios to reinforce the objectives.
CLEAR: Critical Literature Evaluation and Research
The CLEAR course provides tools to undertake critical appraisal of surgical literature and to assist surgeons in the conduct of clinical trials. These 'hands on' courses aim to make the language and methodology relevant to surgeons and the day-to-day activities in their practice.
EMST: Early Management of Severe Trauma
The Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course emphasises a systematic clinical approach in the management of injury victims in the first hour or two following injury. Tailored from the American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course, EMST is for all doctors who are involved in the early treatment of serious injuries in urban or rural areas, whether or not sophisticated emergency facilities are available.
Operating with Respect course
The Operating with Respect course provides advanced training in recognising, managing and preventing discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment. The aim of this course is to strengthen patient safety by enabling participants to develop skills in respectful behaviour and practice strategies in responding to unacceptable behaviour. The course follows the release of the RACS Action Plan on Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Practice of Surgery.
TIPS: Training in Professional Skills
The TIPS course teaches patient-centred communication and team-oriented non-technical skills in a clinical context. Through simulation, participants address issues and events that occur in the clinical and operating theatre environment that require skills in communication, teamwork, decision making and conflict management.
Register as Faculty
If you are passionate about teaching in clinical education, consider becoming a Skills Course Instructor with the College. The success of the College skills courses is dependent on the voluntary involvement of faculty from a variety of medical disciplines on a pro bono basis.