Optional: all SET levels
Trainees will be allocated a SET - SNOMED Neurosurgery
This logbook uses the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with specific
terms included in the MALT Logbook Summary Report. These terms are
known within the MALT system as Board Reporting Terms. The MALT
Logbook Summary Report will only show procedure counts for these
Board Reporting Terms.
A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the
MALT Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report
Please note that neither the Logbook Summary Report (LSR)
or the All Procedures Logged Report are valid for submission to the
Board of Neurosurgery. Procedure totals from the LSR may be
entered into the Neurosurgery Training Board online
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
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 surgical supervisor
Alternate supervisor: the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee
Nominated Supervisors must be Fellows of the College
Alternate Supervisors can be Fellows of the College (FRACS) or
International Medical Graduates (IMG).
Individual cases do not require supervisor approval from within
the MALT system (see approval process below).
Record cases done in accredited hospitals only.
SET - SNOMED Neurosurgery
This logbook type utilises
the SNOMED CT-AU
procedure list, with selected
terms marked as
Board Reporting Terms (Excel 9.66 MB). The MALT Logbook
Summary Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting
A report listing ALL procedures can be generated via the MALT
Custom Report Tool, All Procedures Logged Report tab.
Per the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA) Training
Program Regulations (http://www.nsa.org.au/Documents/Neurosurgial%20Training/Regulations%20Training%20Program.pdf),
for each operative case where more
than one surgical procedure is undertaken only one procedure may be
recorded. For a procedure to be recorded the trainee must have been
involved in the performance of the surgery and the pre and
post-operative management of the patient in the unit in which the
accredited training post is located.
Cases move through a non-supervisory workflow progression from
"Draft" to "Completed".
- Fill in and save the case (Draft).
- Ensure all cases are marked as Complete (Completed).
- Generate the Logbook Summary Report.
- Enter the procedure totals into the Neurosurgery Training
Board online system, as per the instructions provided by the
Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no
further cases can be entered.
The 2018 rotation periods have been configured within
MALT with start and end dates which encompass both the
Australian and New Zealand actual rotation period date ranges. This
has been requested by the Training Board and has been done to cater
for Trainees moving countries. Trainees should select the rotation
period that is correct for their situation.
Australia & New Zealand
||11 June 2018
||3 February 2019
||22 February 2019
||10 December 2018
||4 August 2019
||10 August 2019
||5 August 2019
||2 February 2020
||8 February 2020
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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