Usage

The use of MALT is mandatory for all SET levels.

Logbooks

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU reference set with Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 9.66MB) determined by the Board of Urology. From the first quarter of 2018, Trainees on a General Surgery rotation should also enter General Surgery cases into the SET - Urology logbook.

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 hospital supervisor.
Alternate Supervisor: the surgeon in theatre with the Trainee during a procedure.

All supervisors must be RACS Fellows. Only one nominated supervisor can be selected per rotation.

Supervisors are not required to approve individual cases within the MALT system (see approval process below).

Hospitals

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

Procedures

This logbook type utilises the SNOMED CT-AU procedure list with selected terms identified by the Board of Urology as Board Reporting Terms (XLSX 9.66MB).

The MALT Board Approved Logbook Summary Report (LSR)  will only show procedure counts for Board Reporting Terms.

The non-Board Terms Report shows procedure counts for non-Board Reporting Terms, and should be used for submission to the Training Board by those trainees on a General Surgery rotation.

 

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. For trainees on a Paediatric Surgery rotation, generate the Board Approved Logbook Summary Report (LSR).
  4. For trainees on a General Surgery rotation, generate the non-Board Terms Report.
  5. Submit the Logbook Summary Report and/or the non-Board Terms Report to the Training Board with your Quarterly Assessment Report. Note: the report should only contain 'Completed' status

Rotation periods

Australia

Rotation period Start date End date Deactivation date
Q4 2019 4 November 2019 2 February 2020 16 February 2020
Q1 2020 3 February 2020 4 May 2020 18 May 2020
Q2 2020 5 May 2020 3 August 2020 17 August 2020
Q3 2020 4 August 2020 2 November 2020 16 November 2020
Q4 2020 3 November 2020 1 February 2021 15 February 2021

 

New Zealand

Rotation period Start date End date Deactivation date
Q4 2019 5 August 2019 8 December 2019 22 December 2019
Q1 2020 9 December 2019 23 February 2020 9 March 2020
Q2 2020 24 February 2020 4 May 2020 18 May 2020
Q3 2020 5 May 2020 3 August 2020 17 August 2020
Q4 2020 4 August 2020 7 December 2020 21 December 2020

Accessing MALT and support

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