Usage

The use of MALT is mandatory for all SET levels.

Data entry should not be delayed more than four weeks at any one time, and must be completed and submitted to the Board at the conclusion of each rotation.

Logbooks

SET - SNOMED Paediatric Surgery

All trainees will have the SET - SNOMED Paediatric Surgery  logbook allocated. 

SNOMED - Paediatric-General Surgery (Early SET)

For use by trainees on General Surgery rotations commencing R1 2018. This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list configured to meet the requirements of the General Surgery Training Board

SET Paediatric - Cardiothoracic

Trainees on a Cardiothoracic Surgery rotation may request to have the SET Paediatric - Cardiothoracic logbook allocated which is configured with Board Reporting Terms determined by the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Please contact the MALT Helpdesk if allocation of this logbook is required.

SET Paediatric - Urology

Trainees on a Urology rotation may request to have the SET Paediatric - Urology logbook allocated which is configured with Board Reporting Terms determined by the Board of Urology. Please contact the MALT Helpdesk if allocation of this logbook is required.

Trainees who have transferred from a different specialty, where access has been granted to MALT, will also 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 is the hospital supervisor.
Alternate Supervisor is the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee.

All supervisors must be RACS Fellows. Only one Nominated Supervisor can be selected per rotation.

Individual cases do not require supervisor approval from within the MALT system.

Hospitals

Record cases done in all hospitals (both accredited and unaccredited).

SET level selection

Please ensure that you select the correct SET level each year. A default rotation can be selected on the account page in MALT, this will automatically populate your cases upon entry. If you need clarification on your SET level please contact the training board.

The available options are:

  • Paediatric SET1
  • Paediatric E1
  • Paediatric E2
  • Paediatric E+
  • Paediatric M1
  • Paediatric M2
  • Paediatric M+
  • Paediatric S1
  • Paediatric S2
  • Paediatric S+

Procedures

Procedures available for reporting vary across Logbooks. For cases where more than one surgical procedure has been undertaken, MALT allows multiple procedures to be recorded.

SET - SNOMED Paediatric Surgery logbook

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list with selected terms identified by the Training Board as Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 9.68MB).

The MALT Board Approved Logbook Summary Report (LSR), Paediatric Operative Experience Report and the Major and Minor Totals Report will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms.

SNOMED - Paediatric-General Surgery (Early SET)

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list configured to meet the requirements of the General Surgery Training Board as Board Reporting Terms.  (XLSX 9.91MB)

SET Paediatric - Cardiothoracic

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list configured to meet the requirements of the Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery as Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 9.67MB).

SET Paediatric - Urology

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list configured to meet the requirements of the Board of Urology as Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 9.66MB) 

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 Board Approved Logbook Summary Report (LSR) and sign the top of the report.
  4. If on a Paediatric Surgery rotation, also print both the Paediatric Operative Experience Report and the Major and Minor Totals Report.  Instructions for printing reports (PDF 231.38KB). These reports are not required if on a General Surgery rotation.
  5. Ask your Nominated Supervisor to sign the top of the Logbook Summary Report. Reports not signed by both parties will be considered invalid and that period of training may be assessed as unsatisfactory.
  6. Submit the signed report to the Training Board. Note: the report should only contain 'Completed' status.

Rotation periods

Rotation periods are deactivated at a set date, after which no further cases can be entered.

The 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 2019 8 June 2019 7 February 2020 6 March 2020
R1 2020 16 December 2019 7 August 2020 4 September 2020
R2 2020 6 June 2020 5 February 2021 5 March 2021

 

Access MALT

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