The following shows the
requirements as prescribed by the Board of Cardiothoracic
Mandatory: All SET levels.
Trainees are allocated a SET - SNOMED Cardiothoracic logbook to
record their cases.
Trainees who have transferred from a different specialty, where
access has been granted to MALT, will retain access to the logbook
from that specialty for reporting.
MALT uses the terms Nominated Supervisor and Alternate
Supervisor. Supervisors can view cases for the Trainees they are
supervising and provide comments on specific cases.
Nominated supervisor: the hospital supervisor.
Alternate supervisor: the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee
during a procedure.
All supervisors must be Fellows of the College (FRACS). Only one
nominated supervisor can be selected per rotation.
The Alternate Supervisor approves assigned cases. If no
Alternate Supervisor is selected on a given case, responsibility
for approving that case falls to the Nominated Supervisor.
Record cases done in accredited hospitals only.
For cases where more than one
surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple
procedures to be recorded.
This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list, with
selected terms identified by the Training Board as
Board Reporting Terms (Excel 9.9 MB). The MALT Logbook
Summary Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting
Terms. The new Non-Board approved report captures all other
procedures entered in your logbook.
Note: The procedure list has recently been updated to reduce the
number of reporting terms to make case entry simplier.
A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the MALT
Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report tab. Please note
that the All Procedures Logged Report is not valid for submission
to the Training Board.
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 Alternate Supervisor (For Review). If no Alternate
Supervisor is selected on a given case, responsibility for
approving that case falls to the Nominated Supervisor.
- 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, approve
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.
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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.
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