MALT - SET in Neurosurgery

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

Usage

Optional: all SET levels

Logbooks

Trainees will be allocated a SET - SNOMED Neurosurgery logbook:

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 tab.

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 system.

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.

Nominated supervisor: the surgical supervisor
Alternate supervisor: the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee

Nominated Supervisors must be Fellows of the College (FRACS).

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).

Hospitals

Record cases done in accredited hospitals only.

Procedures

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 Terms.

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.

Approval process

Cases move through a non-supervisory workflow progression from "Draft" to "Completed".

  1. Fill in and save the case (Draft).
  2. Ensure all cases are marked as Complete (Completed).
  3. Generate the Logbook Summary Report.
  4. Enter the procedure totals into the Neurosurgery Training Board online system, as per the instructions provided by the Board

Rotation Periods

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

ROTATION PERIOD START DATE END DATE DEACTIVATION DATE
R2 2018 11 June 2018 3 February 2019  22 February 2019
R1 2019 10 December 2018 4 August 2019 10 August 2019
R2 2019 5 August 2019 2 February 2020 8 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