MALT is available for use by surgeons undertaking formal
colorectal surgical training run by the Australia and New Zealand
Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery (ANZTBCRS) - a conjoint
board formed by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and
New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the College.
The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the
Fellows undertaking the ANZTBCRS Post Fellowship Training
Program have been allocated the "SNOMED - ANZTBCRS" logbook
and are required to use this logbook for the duration of
This logbook will be allocated in
addition to existing logbooks such as "SET - General Surgery" and
"Fellow - General Surgery".
*Note - if you commenced
training prior to 2017 you may continue using the non-SNOMED
MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate
Supervisor. Supervisors can view cases for the Fellows they
are supervising and provide comments on specific cases.
Nominated supervisor: Hospital Unit Supervisor as allocated by
Alternate supervisor: Surgeon in theatre with Fellow, if
The nominated supervisor is responsible for approving cases (see
approval process below).
Record cases done in all hospitals (both accredited and
A procedure list
(PDF 136 KB) has been set by the Training Board. If the specific
procedure performed is not in MALT, use one of the "other"
procedure options such as "Other abdominal procedures" and specify
the details in the comments for that case.
Non-Colorectal Cases need to be recorded as Non-Colorectal
Elective or Non-Colorectal Emergency cases. The procedures under
these categories are: Other Major, Other Minor and Other
Anorectal Physiology and Endorectal Ultrasound Cases need to be
recorded as 'New Non-Operative'.
For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been
undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.
SNOMED - ANZTBCRS logbook
This logbook utilises the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board Reporting Terms (PDF 189 KB)
determined by the Board. All Fellows commencing training in 2017
are to use the logbook from R1 2017.
Cases move through a supervisory workflow progression from
"Draft" to "For Review" to "Approved".
- Fill in and save the case (Draft).
- Once you are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate,
refer to Nominated Supervisor (For Review).
- Nominated Supervisors are automatically notified of cases
awaiting review, in accordance with the email preferences setup on
their MALT Account page. Supervisors should review these cases and,
where they are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate,
Once all the cases have been approved, you can print the Logbook
Summary Report and submit to the Training Board. Note:
the report should only contain 'Approved' status.
Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no
further cases can be entered. The ANZTBCRS Post Fellowship Training
Program has a flexible start date and the R1 2016 and R1 2017
rotation periods overlap. Fellows commencing the program in 2017,
should only add cases for the R1 2017 rotation period.
||1 January 2017
||28 February 2018
||14 March 2018
||1 January 2018
||28 February 2019
||14 March 2019
MALT is accessed via the College website.
Log in by clicking on the Portfolio icon in the top right-hand
corner of any webpage. Enter your College username and
From your Portfolio Dashboard, click on any of the 'My Logbook'
icons to be directed to MALT. Alternatively, select the
Portfolio 'My Audits' tab and then click the Morbidity Audit
and Logbook Tool (MALT) icon.
guides and documentation
Telephone: +61 8 8219 0939