Clinical Decision Making


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


Registrations are now open. (log in required).

Workshop information

What will you learn?

This four hour workshop is designed to enhance a participant's understanding of their decision making process and that of their trainees and colleagues. The workshop will provide a roadmap, or algorithm, of how the surgeon forms a decision. This algorithm illustrates the attributes of expert clinical decision making and was developed as a means to address poor clinical decision making processes, particularly as a guide for the supervisor dealing with a struggling trainee or as a self improvement exercise.

Key learning outcomes

  •  Outline the range of cognitive processes involved in CDM
  •  Describe and explain the four stages of CDM
  •  Facilitate decision making in the clinical environment and understand the process behind it
  •  Improve the ability to make clinical decisions under stress
  •  Improve the ability to recognise the factors that influence the quality of decision-making

Target group - Fellows, International Medical Graduates, Trainees

Key details

Location and date:

Friday 26 July 2019 - Canberra, ACT, Australia

Saturday 21 September 2019 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Friday 29 November 2019 - Adelaide, SA, Australia

Fee (all values include GST):
A$270 or NZ$305 (Fellows, Trainees or International Medical Graduates within the College)                         

A$335 or NZ$380 (non-members of the College)

Online Module:
Participants are encouraged to complete the online module before attending the face to face workshop.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points:
This educational activity has been approved in the College's CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (maximum of 4 points) in Category 3 - Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. For those with a RACS CPD requirement this activity will be automatically uploaded to your record.

Presenters: RACS Fellows


Registrations are now open. (log in required).

More information: Contact the Department of Professional Development.


Department of Professional Development
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons' Gardens
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia

Telephone: +61 3 9276 7440
Fax: +61 3 9276 7412