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

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine creates a clash free timetable for student enrolling in years 1 and 2 of the medical program. There are up to 50 “pathway” options available for students to select their preferred teaching and learning schedule. The pathway options are designed for students to preference their Cased Based Learning (CBL) activity group and all other corresponding classes are automatically scheduled.

To select your preferred timetabling schedule, you must be enrolled in all courses for the upcoming semester. 

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

Travel time between the St Lucia campus and the three clinical units is accounted for when constructing the timetable pathways.  The travel time is as follows:

30 - 60 minutes for PA-Southside and Mater Clinical Units

60 - 90 minutes for the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit

The  Brisbane City Council bus service (66) frequently travels between the “UQ Lakes Station” and “RBWH Station”, stopping at each of the hospitals sites where your Clinical Unit is located.

We recommend that you review your timetable on a weekly basis. The nature of teaching in the MD program may result in some classes only being delivered once and some occasional weekly changes.

Student Administration will contact those students with approved academic progression plans.

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

You are most welcome to contact Andrew or Yvonne in 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 and will undertake some classes  such as clinical coaching and procedural skills workshops at your assigned Clinical Unit.

Students will need to preference their preferred timetable in My Timetable on my.UQ. Students are required to preference a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 CBL group preferences. CBL group allocation is random and it is not guaranteed you will be allocated to any of your preferenced CBL groups.  Those who do not preference will be allocated a timetable by Student Administration. 

Preferencing opens at 12pm AEST on Monday 11 January 2021 via My Timetable and will close at 8:00am AEST on Monday 18 January 2021.

Your timetable will be available via My Timetable on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 12pm AEST.

CBL groups have been assigned to the following Clinical Units:

  • CBL Groups 1 to 5 (all in-person groups)                 Mater Clinical Unit
  • CBL Groups 6 to 28 (online groups 20 to 28)         PA-Southside Clinical Unit (PASCU)
  • CBL Groups 29 to 50 (online groups 41 to 50)       Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit (RBCU)

Only students who have been approved to commence the MD program online can preference an online CBL group. All other students are to preference an in-person CBL group. Student who preference and are allocated to an online CBL group without approval will be unallocated and assigned to an in-person offering regardless of preferences submitted.

In the Timetable Pathways Document (below), the CBL group is described as “Gp1” for CBL group 1.  The times shown in the Timetable Pathway Document are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Download the Year 1 Timetable Pathways  Updated on 08 January 2021

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 international or domestic grouping.

There may appear to be class clashes in the timetable pathways document as particular teaching activities are offered in different weeks, except for lectures.  If a scheduled learning activity is scheduled at the same time as your lectures, you are expected to attend the other scheduled learning activity and then catch up on the lectures via the recordings uploaded to the course Blackboard site.

Here is a list of classes with associated abbreviations and delivery modes:

Abbreviation

Teaching Activity

Delivery Mode

CC

Clinical Coaching

In-person

CBL

Case Based Learning

In-person

GAF (Gross Anatomy Facility)

MD Multidisciplinary Practical (Anatomy/Radiographic Anatomy/Pathology)

In-person

Histo

Histology

First 3 weeks in-person;
rest of semester online

Phys

Physiology Lab (Practical)

In-person

Phys

Physiology Tutorial

Online

Path

Pathology Tutorial

Online

HSR1

Health, Society and Research 1 Tutorial

In-person

Micro

Microbiology

In-person

PSW

Procedural Skills Workshop, Hand Hygiene & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In-person

L1 – L9

Lectures

Online

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

Please Note: This is an indicative timetable for 2021 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 MD Multidisciplinary Practical, Physiology Lab (Practical) and MEDI7201 (HSR3) tutorials are conducted at the St Lucia Campus. Majority of lectures will be via Zoom video conferencing and recorded. You may elect to watch live and interact or watch the recorded lecture available on the course Blackboard site. 

Preferencing opens at 12pm AEST on Monday 7 December 2020 via My Timetable and will close at 12pm AEST on Monday 14 December 2020.

Once you have been allocated your preference on Wednesday 16 December 2020, you will have until Monday 4 January 2021 to swap your CBL group or drop and select another available CBL group.

Your timetable will be available via My Timetable on Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 12pm AEST.

CBL groups have been assigned to the following Clinical Units:

  • CBL Groups 1 to 5 (all in-person groups)                                 Mater Clinical Unit
  • CBL Groups 6 to 23, 41 to 42 (online groups 41 to 42)       PA-Southside Clinical Unit (PASCU)
  • CBL Groups 24 to 40, 43 to 45 (online groups 43 to 45)    Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit (RBCU)

Only students who have been approved to commence the MD program online can preference an online CBL group. All other students are to preference an in-person CBL group. Student who preference and are allocated to an online CBL group without approval will be unallocated and assigned to an in-person offering regardless of preferences submitted.

In the Timetable Pathways Document (below), the CBL group is described as “Gp1” for CBL group 1.  The times shown in the Timetable Pathway Document are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Download the Year 2 Timetable Pathways  Updated on 17 December 2020

There may appear to be class clashes in the timetable pathways document as particular teaching activities are offered in different weeks, except for lectures.  If a scheduled learning activity is scheduled at the same time as your lectures, you are expected to attend the other scheduled learning activity and then catch up on the lectures via the recordings uploaded to the course Blackboard site.

Here is a list of classes with associated abbreviations and delivery modes:

Abbreviation

Teaching Activity

Delivery Mode

CC

Clinical Coaching

In-person

CCS

Clinical Communication Skills Tutorial

In-person

CCS Recording

Breaking Bad News Recording

In-person

CBL

Case Based Learning

In-person

GAF (Gross Anatomy Facility)

MD Multidisciplinary Practical (Anatomy/Radiographic Anatomy/Pathology)

In-person

Histo

Histology

Online

Phys

Physiology Lab (Practical)

In-person

Phys

Physiology Tutorial

Online

Path

Pathology Tutorial

Online

HSR3

Health, Society and Research 3 Tutorial

In-person

ALS

Advanced Life Support

In-person

PSW

Procedural Skills Workshop, Venepuncture

In-person

L1 – L10

Lectures

Online

Please Note: This is an indicative timetable for 2021 and some classes may change. There may also be changes to the timetable for some classes from semester 1 to semester 2. 

Building 69St Lucia Clinical Unit

The St Lucia Clinical Unit is the 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.

Between classes, students will be able to spend time studying in the Student Hub, (Level 4) a space designated to medical students. Students will also be able to book rooms on Level 4 and Level 5 for self-study and to practice clinical skills.  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 3343 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 providing 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 most of the 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 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) or Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit (RBCU) for the Pathology tutorial or Procedural Skills Workshop (PSW) classes.

 

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.

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 Translational Research Institute (TRI), PA-Southside Clinical Unit Campus.

Year 2 Clinical Coaching at the PA-Southside Clinical Unit

The PA‐Southside Clinical Unit provides hospital bedside coaching for approximately 60 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

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 a short walk to the Oral Health Centre on the Herston Campus to seek support from the Faculty of Medicine Student Administration team located in the Student Hub (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