Usage

Mandatory for all SET levels.

Logbooks

Trainees need to complete the SET - Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Logbook, which will be automatically allocated to them.

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board reporting terms determined by the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Training Board.

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: Specialty surgical supervisor
Alternate Supervisor: Surgeon in theatre with Trainee during procedure

All supervisors must be Fellows of the College (FRACS). Only one Nominated Supervisor can be selected per rotation.

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

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 (XLSX 12.31MB). 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 simpler.

 

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. Print the Logbook Summary Report and the Accumulative Procedure and Indicator Totals Report.  Instructions for printing reports  (PDF 248.91KB)
  4. Print the OHNS Logbook Coversheet (PDF 43.14KB) and attach to your reports.
  5. Ask your Nominated Supervisor to review the reports and sign the coversheet.
  6. Submit the signed coversheet along with the reports to the Training Board. Note: the report should only contain ‘Competed’ status

Rotation periods

Australia 

Rotation period Start date End date Deactivation date
R2 2019 5 August 2019 2 February 2020 16 February 2020
R1 2020 3 February 2020 2 August 2020 16 August 2020
R2 2020 3 August 2020 31 January 2021 14 February 2021

 

New Zealand

Rotation period Start date End date Deactivation date
R2 2019 10 June 2019 8 December 2019 22 December 2019
R1 2020 9 December 2019 7 June 2020 22 June 2020
R2 2020 8 June 2020 13 December 2020 28 December 2020

Accessing MALT and support

MALT access and support documentation can be found in the links below.