How to enrol

The course list for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD-Ochsner) program provides the course codes and titles.

To enrol:

  1. Log into mySI-net
  2. Complete all the required pre-enrolment tasks (addresses, etc)

Once you've enrolled, you'll use a system called My Timetable. Through My Timetable you can register your preferred class times and then swap classes if you need to.

During your time at UQ, you’ll always use mySI-net and My Timetable at the beginning of each semester.

You can access both mySI-net and My Timetable from the my.UQ Dashboard, your personalised portal to UQ systems and notifications.

For information on enrolling into courses please follow the instructions at the Starting at UQ 'Enrol' page. 

Phase 1 timetable

We have created a clash free timetable for years 1 and 2 of the medical program comprising up to 50 pathways options for students to preference their preferred schedule. In order to preference, students must be enrolled in all courses for the upcoming semester. 

The pathways are designed so that students preference the Case Based Learning (CBL) activity group and all other corresponding activities are automatically scheduled. In the Timetable Pathways Document, downloadable from the Year 1 and 2 tabs below, there are tabs for each CBL group written as “Gp1” this is CBL group 1.

The curriculum in years 1 and 2 is delivered across four clinical units: St Lucia, Mater, PA-Southside, and Royal Brisbane. Information about each clinical unit is detailed below.

Three clinical units have assigned CBL groups, these are:

  • CBL Groups 1 to 5             Mater Clinical Unit
  • CBL Groups 6 to 28          PA-Southside Clinical Unit (PASCU)
  • CBL Groups 29 to 50        Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit (RBCU)

Travel time between the St Lucia campus and the three clinical units listed above has been taken into consideration when constructing the timetable. We allow 30 minutes travel for PA-Southside and Mater Clinical Units, and 60 minutes for the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit. The 66 Brisbane City Council bus service frequently travels between the “UQ Lakes Station” and “RBWH Station”, stopping at each of the hospitals where your clinical unit is located.

We recommend that you review your timetable on a weekly basis. The nature of teaching activities will result in the occasional weekly changes.

Student Administration will contact those students approved to enrol in courses across years 1 and 2.

You are most welcome to contact the Student Administration Team for assistance by emailing med.mytimetable@uq.edu.au or by calling +61 7 3346 4922.

In year 1, you are predominantly based at the St Lucia campus; however you will also undertake some learning activities (clinical coaching, pathology tutorials and procedural skills workshops) at your assigned clinical unit.

To be allocated a CBL group and the corresponding classes, you will need to preference your preferred Timetable Pathways in My Timetable. Students are required to preference a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 CBL group preferences. The more preferences submitted will result in better chances of you receiving your preferred timetable. Those who do not preference will receive an unallocated pathway after all preferenced allocations have been assigned.   

Preferencing opens on Monday 13 January 2020 at 9.30am AEST via My Timetable. Remember to enrol in all courses in order for you to submit your preferences.  

 My Timetable is accessible via my.UQ website, log in and select the My Timetable app.

The University has provided detailed information and video about My Timetable on my.UQ - Enrolment and class allocation

Download the Year 1 Timetable Pathways

To enhance the teaching and learning experience, the system is configured to allocate an ideal distribution of students by gender, program (MD and MD Ochsner), and admission group (international /domestic). This is another reason why it is best to preference up to 10 CBL groups.

Sometimes it may appear as if activities are clashing in the timetable pathways document, this is because they are offered in different weeks. The exception to this is for lectures.  If you have a procedural skills workshop (PSW) scheduled at the same time as your lectures, you are expected to attend the PSW and then catch up on the lectures via the recordings uploaded to the course Blackboard site.

Here are the list of teaching activities and the associated acronyms on the timetable pathways:

CC                           Clinical Coaching

CCSE                      Clinical Coaching Summative Examination

CBL                         Case Based Learning

Gross Anat          Gross Anatomy

Histo                      Histology

RA                          Radiographic Anatomy

Phys                       Physiology

Path                       Pathology

HSR1                     Health, Society and Research 1

Micro                    Microbiology

PSW                       Procedural Skills Workshops, Hand Hygiene

LA                           Living Anatomy

L1-L12                   Lecture

We recommend reviewing your timetable prior to the commencement of each week due to occasional weekly changes and some one-off activities throughout the semester.

Please Note: This is an indicative timetable for 2020 and some classes may change. There may also be changes to the timetable for some classes from semester 1 to semester 2. 

In year 2, you are predominantly based at the clinical unit assigned following the allocation process.  The Gross Anatomy, Histology, Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology teaching activities are conducted at the St Lucia Campus. Lectures are delivered live at the PA-Southside Clinical Unit within a 100 seat capacity lecture theatre. Students based at other clinical units may attend in real time via Zoom video conferencing or may elect to watch the recorded lecture available on the course Blackboard site. 

Preferencing opens on Monday 2 December 2019 at 9.30am AEST via My Timetable. Remember to enrol in all courses in order for you to submit your preferences. Once logged in to My Timetable please click on the link ‘view My Timetable 2020’ located on the top right hand side of the screen.

My Timetable is accessible via my.UQ website, log in and select the My Timetable app.

The University has provided detailed information and video about My Timetable on my.UQ - Enrolment and class allocation

Download the Year 2 Timetable Pathways

As not every class is delivered each week, and because there are some one-off activities each semester, your timetable will vary from week to week. Sometimes it may appear as if activities are clashing; however this is because they are being offered in different weeks. The exception to this is for lectures.  If you have a procedural skills workshop (PSW), a Masterclass, or Clinical Coaching session scheduled at the same time as your lectures, you are expected to attend the scheduled activity and then catch up on the lecture via the recording available on the course Blackboard site.

In My Timetable, there is an option to view ‘Current Week’ or ‘All Weeks’ in the “Timetable” link. It may be best to use the ‘Current Week’ view and then use the arrows to toggle between weeks which  shows the classes for each week.

Here are the list of teaching activities and the associated acronyms:

CC                           Clinical Coaching (scheduled 2 weeks before semester commencement)

CCS                        Clinical Communication Skills tutorials

CCS Recording     Breaking Bad News Recording

CBL                         Case Based Learning

Gross Anat            Gross Anatomy

Histo                       Histology

RA                           Radiographic Anatomy

Phys                       Physiology

Path                        Pathology

HSR 3                     Health, Society and Research

COW                       Clinical Ophthalmology Workshop

PSW                        Procedural Skills Workshops, Venepuncture

ALS                         Advanced Life Support

WMH                      Women's and Men's Health  

L1-L12                    Lecture

 

Clinical Communication Skills tutorials and recordings:

  • Module 4 and 5 – only 1 week in CBL groups of 10
  • Module 6 – only 1 week in half CBL groups

      (eg. CBL group 1, Week 1 group 1a week 2 group 1b)

  • Module 7 – only 1 week in half CBL groups

      (eg. CBL group 1, Week 1 group 1a week 2 group 1b)

  • Recording – 1 week in CBL groups of 10

The following teaching activities are scheduled throughout the year; some students will be scheduled for semester 1 and others for semester 2:

  • Endocrine
  • Suturing
  • Clinical Ophthalmology Workshop
  • ALS = Advanced Life Support
  • WMH = Women's and Men's Health

Important information regarding Clinical Coaching classes

Below are the CBL groups that may have Clinical Coaching scheduled from 8am depending on clinician availability. The timing of these will be finalised two weeks prior to the commencement of semester.

Mater:                    CBL groups 1, 2, 4 and 5

PASCU:                  CBL groups 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 27

RBCU:                    CBL groups 32, 34, 35, 36, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, and 50

Please Note: This is an indicative timetable for 2020 and some classes may change. There may also be changes to the timetable for some classes from semester 1 to semester 2. 

Gross Anatomy is scheduled on a Tuesday in semester 1 and a Thursday in semester 2.

Building 69St Lucia Clinical Unit

The St Lucia Clinical Unit is primary teaching location for students in Phase 1 of the MD program and a predominant clinical unit for year 1 students. Level 4 of building 69 is where the St Lucia Clinical Unit is located. You will find a helpful team of professional and academic staff who lead the delivery of courses in Clinical Science, Clinical Practice and Ethics and Professional Practice.

Levels 4 and 5 of building 69 is where the year 1 CBL classes will be delivered.  Between classes, students will be able to spend time studying in the Student Hub, a space designated to medical students. Please refer to the St Lucia Clinical Unit website for further information.

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

Email: med.stluciastudents@uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3443 2047

Website

 

Mater Clinical UnitWhitty Building

The Mater Clinical Unit is the smallest of the 3 clinical units in Phase 1 of the MD program, which has the benefit of being able to provide a more personal approach to our teaching program. A maximum of 50 students from each year level in Phase 1 can call the Mater Clinical Unit their home, and the majority of teaching takes place in the beautifully restored Whitty Building. This heritage-listed building has been refurbished to create a modern facility conducive to collaborative learning, and is home to the UQ MD students & Clinical Unit staff, as well as the UQ Social Work, Nursing & Midwifery students.

The added bonus for those students assigned to the Mater Clinical Unit is that they will have the opportunity to attend the PA-Southside Clinical Unit (PASCU) for the Pathology tutorial and either PA-Southside Clinical Unit or Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit for their PSW classes.

 

Year 2 Clinical Coaching at the Mater Hospital

All Year 1 and Year 2 clinical coaching classes will be delivered at the Mater Clinical Unit, either within the Mater Whitty building or in the Mater Adults Hospital.

Mater is in a unique position to offer ‘The Patient Volunteers’ Program’ which is coordinated by Dr Collette Sheridan, the principle clinician for this program.  Eight (8) out of the ten (10) clinical coaching groups (2 groups per rotation) will be timetabled to participate in the patient volunteers program as part of their clinical coaching experience. The program relies on the Mater outpatient volunteer’s (with at times quite complex medical histories) who attend each week volunteering their time to the program allowing students to take histories and discuss as required. Past students have rated this program very highly.

The Mens & Womens Health Training Program for the whole UQ MD cohort is also conducted at the Mater, and facilitated by A/Prof Vivienne O’Connor and Melissa Rochford (Student Coordinator). The WMHT Program is designed to help students develop the clinical and communication skills necessary to conduct a competent and confident Well Woman Check (incorporating a breast examination, Pap smear test and pelvic examination), and a Well Man Check (incorporating a genital, rectal and hernia check). As a result of being able to provide 1:1 ratio of students to teaching staff, this program consistently receives excellent feedback with regards to providing practical teaching and guidance on conducting this type of clinical examination.

 

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

Email: med.mcustudents@uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3163 3644

Website 

 

 

TRIPA-Southside Clinical Unit

The PA-Southside Clinical Unit (PASCU) is the largest of the 3 clinical units with an average of 230 students per year level calling PASCU their home clinical unit. The PA-Southside Clinical Unit is the closest clinical unit from the St Lucia campus and is easily accessed by public transport being one of the stops along route 66 between St Lucia and RBWH.

All clinical unit delivered classes will be taught at PASCU however, depending on the time of year when some classes are delivered, you may be required to attend the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit for a Procedural Skills Workshop

Year 2 Clinical Coaching at the PA-Southside Clinical Unit

The PA‐Southside Clinical Unit provides hospital bedside coaching for approximately 46 clinical coaching groups per year. Clinical coaching is facilitated by Interns, JHOs, SHOs, Registrars, Consultants and UQ/Qld Health conjoint appointment Academics.     

At the PA‐Southside Clinical Unit, your clinical coaching sessions may take place at any of the following hospitals:

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital
  • Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Sunnybank Private Hospital
  • Redland Hospital

Students will complete at least two (out of 4) of their clinical coaching rotations at Princess Alexandra Hospital, with the remainder at a peripheral site.  All students allocated to PASCU have access to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for the purposes of practicing clinical skills on the wards and interviewing patients for assessment – this is not restricted to where you are allocated for your clinical coaching rotation.  Students allocated to peripheral sites can also visit patients at the site in which they are undertaking their clinical coaching sessions (eg. Rotation 1 at QEII – students can visit patients at QEII and PAH; Rotation 2 at PAH – students can visit patients at PAH only).   

 

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

Email: med.phase1pah@uq.edu.au    

Phone: +61 7 3443 8037

Website

 

Health Sciences BuildingRoyal Brisbane Clinical Unit

Although Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit may be the furthest clinical unit from St Lucia, it is positioned in a fantastic spot for the Northside students and very close to The University of Queensland, Herston Campus. The Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit has around 220 students per year level attending the purpose built UQ Health Sciences building on the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) site.

There is dedicated study space within the Health Sciences building and many administration staff across both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the MD program to assist students. Students can also take the short walk to the Oral Health Centre on the Herston Campus and seek support from the Faculty of Medicine Student Administration team from the Student Hub on level 5.

Year 2 Clinical Coaching at the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit

The Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit (RBCU) provides hospital bedside coaching for 44 clinical coaching groups. Clinical coaching is facilitated by interns, JHOs, SHOs, registrars and consultants. Due to the large volume of students based at the RBCU, approximately 10 groups undertake their clinical coaching sessions at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) each rotation, with care taken to ensure that adequate travel time is allocated in timetabling.  While some students are initially concerned about extra travel time, the feedback from students about their experience at TPCH is overwhelmingly positive as the student load is much smaller, equating to more patient availability.  Practicing clinical skills on the wards and interviewing patients for assessment must occur at the site where your clinical coaching is being undertaken. Students will not complete more than one rotation at The TPCH throughout their second year of the MD program. The benefits of this arrangement are that students will enjoy the varied experiences of doing the majority of their clinical coaching within a large site (RBWH) with a taste of what it’s like working at a smaller site (TPCH).

 

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

Email: med.rbwhstudents@uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3365 5128

Website