ASSET and TIPS course places still available for July and August


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The below ASSET and Training in Professional Skills (TIPS) courses are scheduled to run in July and August, with limited places available for eligible candidates. 


AS224: 5 - 6 July (Thur-Fri), Flinders Medical Centre, FMC, Adelaide, SA

AS226: 9 - 10 August (Thur-Fri), Clinical Training & Evaluation Centre (CTEC), Perth, WA

AS227: 10 - 11 August (Fri-Sat), Wellington Hospital, Wellington, NZ

The Australian and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training (ASSET) course provides an educational package of generic surgical skills required by surgical Trainees in the Australian and New Zealand context. ASSET is a compulsory component of surgical training for all specialties except neurosurgery. The emphasis of this course is on small group teaching, intensive hands-on practice of basic skills, individual tuition, personal feedback to participants and the performance of practical procedures.


TP058: 27-28 July (Fri-Sat), Advanced Clinical Skills Centre, Auckland, NZ

TP059: 24-25 August (Fri-Sat), Children's Hospital, Perth, WA

The Training in Professional Skills (TIPS) course offers a unique opportunity to learn professional skills relevant to surgery and to practice these skills in a safe and supportive learning environment.

The course runs for two days and is conducted for 12 participants, with a faculty of 6-8 instructors. Through a combination of interactive lectures, small group activities, discussions and immersive simulation scenarios, participants address issues and events that occur in the clinical and operating theatre environment that require skills in communication, teamwork, decision making, crisis resource management, conflict resolution and leadership.

Entry criteria: One year after date of first medical registration at the time of enrolment.