Optimising the digital experience to improve surgical training (2018-19)

Optimising the digital experience to improve surgical training (2018-19)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


Project title:
Optimising the digital experience to improve surgical training
Description of the project:

The College developed an online logbook and system for all Trainees, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Fellows to electronically log procedures and report on their case history for training or audit purposes. The system is called Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT). MALT is accessed via the College website and users log in via personal credentials. The system is over 10 years old and needs a complete review.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Location:
Melbourne CBD
Description of the project:

The College developed an online logbook and system for all Trainees, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Fellows to electronically log procedures and report on their case history for training or audit purposes. The system is called Morbidity Audit and Logbook Tool (MALT). MALT is accessed via the College website and users log in via personal credentials. The system is over 10 years old and needs a complete review.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

As part of the review, the project would:

1. Identify contemporary education and learning techniques that could be optimised through a digital application within the surgical training program.
2. Identify ongoing learning and development opportunities for College Fellows after completion of training that promotes a lifelong learning pathway that can be optimised through digital applications.
3. Define user experiences through digital applications that will enhance learning objectives and improve training experiences to improve surgeon competences in practice.
4. Identify opportunities to capture data on procedures undertaken by trainees and Fellows in surgical practice and opportunities to improve surgical practice through this data and associated learnings.

Faculty or Department:
Art, Design and Architecture
Business and Economics
Education
Information Technology
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Sector:
Health
Employment Type:
Scholarship
Attributes:

Students studying in the following areas are encouraged to apply: Data Science, Digital User Experience, Surgical education, Technology, Education

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2018 to end of February 2019. 

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2018 through to February 2019 - you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration:
12 weeks
Max number of recipients:
4
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is the leading advocate for surgical standards, professionalism and surgical education in Australia and New Zealand. The College is a not-for-profit organisation that represents more than 7000 surgeons and 1300 surgical trainees and International Medical Graduates.