A 'stepped-care approach' is taken to the provision of academic guidance in the Medicine Program.

In addition to your Course Coordinators and other teachers, students in the medical program can access specialised academic advice from the Academic Guidance Leads.

The Academic Guidance Leads provide proactive and reactive specialised academic advice and support to medical students and refer to other services as required. This includes:

  • Providing case-management for medical students with complex academic guidance and support needs
  • Providing proactive and reactive academic support to medical students
  • Identifying medical students at risk of not progressing and supporting with academic advice, or referral to other services
  • Providing targeted support for medical students who need to repeat a course or who are returning from an interruption of studies
  • Providing guidance to medical students on strategies and actions to optimise their learning experience
  • Providing support to facilitate implementation of reasonable adjustments for medical students with a Student Access Plan
  • Recognising and supporting high achieving medical students.

Academic Guidance Leads are available by appointment only.

Where appropriate, the Academic Guidance Leads may refer students to other staff, work with students and staff to develop a learning plan and / or provide guidance to the educators and support team in order to ensure a stepped-care approach is taken to maximise the support provided to students.

Course Coordinators continue to be the first point of contact for students who have queries regarding course content, learning activities and assessment, including questions about results and feedback. 

Angela BrandenburgAngela Brandenburg
Academic Guidance Lead (Year 1 and 2)
E: med.academicguidance@uq.edu.au
T: +61 7 3346 5251


Dr Chaminda Jayaratne
Academic Guidance Lead (Year 3 and 4)
E: med.academicguidance@uq.edu.au
Please note: This support is available for domestic and onshore international medical students in Years 3 and 4. UQ-Ochsner medical students in Years 3 and 4 are encouraged to contact their Medical Society Head for academic advice and support. Find out more about support available for UQ-Ochsner medical students here.