Courses

Compulsory Courses

The Surgical Education and Training Program training requirements include successful completion of the following courses:

  • Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course (CCrISP)
  • Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
  • Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)

For information on the compulsory Training Seminars which also form part of the Training Program please click here .

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course (CCrISP)

The CCrISP course must be completed prior to or during Basic Training. Trainees are advised to register as soon as is practical after appointment.  The CCrISP® course assists doctors in developing simple, useful skills for managing critically ill patients, and promotes the coordination of multidisciplinary care where appropriate. The course encourages trainees to adopt a system of assessment to avoid errors and omissions, and uses relevant clinical scenarios to reinforce the objectives. Registration and delivery of the course is managed by the RACS with a fee charged.

Trainees who have satisfactorily completed an above course or a RACS recognised equivalent to the course, may be eligible for recognition of prior learning for this component. Please see section 8 of the Regulations for further details.

View the CCrISP course dates, registration and fee information here 
Download the Training Program Regulations here

Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)

The EMST course must be completed prior to or during Intermediate Training. Trainees are advised to register as soon as is practical after appointment.  The EMST course is concerned with the management of injury victims in the first hour or two following injury, which emphasises a systematic clinical approach. It has been tailored from the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course of the American College of Surgeons. The course is designed for all doctors who are involved in the early treatment of serious injuries in urban or rural areas, whether or not sophisticated emergency facilities are available.  Registration and delivery of the course is managed by the RACS with a fee charged.

Trainees who have satisfactorily completed an above course or a RACS recognised equivalent to the course, may be eligible for recognition of prior learning for this component. Please see section 8 of the Regulations for further details.

View the EMST course dates, registration and fee information here 
Download the Training Program Regulations here

Critical Literature Evaluation and Research (CLEAR)

The CLEAR course must be completed prior to or during Intermediate Training. Trainees are advised to register as soon as is practical after appointment.  The CLEAR course is designed to provide tools to undertake critical appraisal of surgical literature and to assist surgeons in the conduct of clinical trials. These 'hands on' courses aim to make the language and methodology relevant to surgeons and the day-to-day activities in their practice. Registration and delivery of the course is managed by the RACS with a fee charged.

Trainees who have satisfactorily completed an above course or a RACS recognised equivalent to the course, may be eligible for recognition of prior learning for this component. Please see section 8 of the Regulations for further details.

View the CLEAR course dates, registration and fee information here 
Download the Training Program Regulations here