MALT - SET in General Surgery

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The following shows the requirements as prescribed by the Australian Board in General Surgery and

New Zealand Association of General Surgeons.

Usage - Australian Trainees 

Mandatory: Australian Trainees.

Usage - New Zealand Trainees

New Zealand General Surgery Trainees are welcome to use MALT to record procedures.  However, please be aware that MALT reports are not accepted by the Training Board (New Zealand National Training Committee). Trainees should check with the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons  to ensure that they are meeting the reporting requirements of the SET program.

Logbooks

Trainees need to complete the SET - General Surgery Logbook, which will be automatically allocated to them.

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.

Supervisors

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.

The nominated supervisor is responsible for approving all cases.

Nominated supervisor will generally have the position of Training Coordinator or Surgical Supervisor. Only one Nominated Supervisor should be selected each rotation.

Alternate supervisors are the surgeons in theatre with the Trainee during procedures. The Nominated Supervisor is able to consult with each Alternate Supervisor to verify and approve the procedure.

All supervisors must be Fellows of the College (FRACS).

Hospitals

Record cases done in accredited hospitals only.

Procedures

A procedure list (Excel 9.9MB) 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" or "other urology".

For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.

Note: a new procedure list for the SNOMED logbook is currently being prepared.

Non-operative procedures

From R1 2018, the Board in General Surgery no longer requires Non-Operative cases to be enterred in the logbook except for Early trauma resuscitation and management which will be captured under the Minors section.

Scope Cleaning

It is a requirement to enter scope cleaning cases in MALT. This can be done via the link on the dashboard.

Approval process

Cases move through a supervisory workflow progression from "Draft" to "For Review" to "Approved".

  1. Fill in and save the case (Draft).
  2. Once you are satisfied that the case is complete and accurate, refer to Nominated Supervisor (For Review).
  3. 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, approve (Approved).

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.

Additional required forms are available from General Surgeons Australia.

Optional Features 

Days Absent - Trainees are able to record duration and reason for abscence which will appear on the relevant Logbook Summary Report. 

Unit and Clinic - Trainees are able to select a unit or clinic name which will appear on the relevant Logbook Summary Report. 

Rotation Periods

Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no further cases can be entered.  Please note than commencing end of R2 2017, rotation period deactivation dates for Australian Trainees have been set equal to the rotation period end date on request from the Training Board.

Australia - ACT/NSW

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 6 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019 4 February 2019 4 August 2019 8 August 2019
R2 2019 5 August 2019 2 February 2020 6 February 2020

 Australia - NT/SA

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 8 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019 4 February 2019 6 August 2019 9 August 2019
R2 2019 7 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 February 2020

 Australia - NT (Alice Springs) - South Australian Placement

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 Alice Springs (SA Placement) 8 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019  Alice Springs (SA Placement) 4 February 2019 6 August 2019 9 August 2019
R2 2019  Alice Springs (SA Placement) 7 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 February 2020

 Australia - NT (Alice Springs) - Victorian Placement

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 - Alice Springs (Victorian Placement) 6 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019  - Alice Springs (Victorian Placement) 4 February 2019 6 August 2019 9 August 2019
R2 2019  - Alice Springs (Victorian Placement) 7 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 February 2020

Australia - QLD

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 6 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019 4 February 2019 4 August 2019 7 August 2019
R2 2019 5 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 May 2020

Australia - Tas/Vic

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 6 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019 4 February 2019 4 August 2019 7 August 2019
R2 2019 5 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 February 2020

 Australia - WA

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 6 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019 4 February 2019 4 August 2019 7 August 2019
R2 2019 5 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 February 2020

New Zealand

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 11 June 2018 9 December 2018 23 December 2018
R1 2019 10 December 2018 9 June 2019 30 June 2019
R2 2019 10 June 2019 8 December 2019 29 December 2019

United Kingdom - South Australian Placement

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 8 August 2018 3 February 2019 6 February 2019
R1 2019 4 February 2019 6 August 2019 9 August 2019
R2 2019 7 August 2019 2 February 2020 5 February 2020

Access MALT

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 password.

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.

Support

User guides and documentation

Helpdesk

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0939
Email: malt@surgeons.org