The timetable for years 1 and 2 of the MD program is mapped to provide 50 pathways, ensuring a clash free timetable for students. Sign on is conducted prior to the commencement of semester 1 each year and may be required for semester 2. The sign on process has been detailed in the relevant year tabs below. 

Phase 1 teaching is conducted across four Clinical Units, they are:

  • St Lucia Clinical Unit
  • Mater Clinical Unit
  • PA-Southside Clinical Unit
  • Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit

We have provided Clinical Unit information to assist decision making for sign on preferencing.

The Timetable Pathways (mudmaps) provide a way of visualising your timetable for semester 1, 2019. We have based these pathways on the Case Based Learning (CBL) group numbers; for example, Block 1 (B01) is CBL Group 1. The Clinical Units have assigned CBL groups:

  • Blocks 01 to 05        Mater Clinical Unit
  • Blocks 06 to 28        PA-Southside Clinical Unit (PASCU)
  • Blocks 29 to 50        Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit (RBCU)

Travel time between the St Lucia campus and the Clinical Units has been taken into consideration when constructing the timetable. We have allowed 30 minutes travel for PA-Southside and Mater Clinical Units, and 60 minutes for the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit. The 66 Bus Service frequently travels between the “University QLD Lakes Service” and “RBWH Station” and stops at each of the hospitals where your Clinical Unit is located.

The nature of teaching activities will result in the occasional weekly timetable change, it is recommended you review your timetable on a weekly basis.

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.

We recommend you identify several preferred options as there are no guarantees of securing your preferred group when sign on opens. 

Sign on will open on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 9.30am AEST via mySI-net. You need to login to mySI-net, click on the Enrolment and Timetables tile, and then sign on to your preferred group.  Once you’ve successfully signed on to your chosen CBL then all other activities will be allocated for you automatically.

Download the 2019 Year 1 Timetable Pathways

To enhance the teaching and learning experience, the sign on system is configured to allocate an ideal distribution by gender, program (MD and MD Ochsner), and admission group (international /domestic). When signing on, your colleagues may see an available spot that you may not, this occurs when all of the spots have been exhausted for your demographic.

For guidance on how to use sign-on, please view the video.

Sometimes it may appear as if activities are clashing, however 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 (mudmaps):

  • CC                  Clinical Coaching
  • CCSE             Clinical Coaching Summative Assessment
  • CBL                Case Based Learning
  • Gross Anat    Gross Anatomy
  • Histo               Histology
  • RA                  Radiographic Anatomy
  • Phys               Physiology
  • Path                Pathology
  • HSR               Health, Society and Research
  • Micro              Microbiology
  • PSW               Procedural Skills Workshops, Hand Hygiene
  • Lec                 Lecture

We recommend reviewing your timetable prior to the commencement of each week as it may change weekly and there are some one-off activities each semester.

In year 2, the majority teaching activities are delivered at your Clinical Unit. The Gross Anatomy, Histology, Radiographic Anatomy and Physiology teaching activities will be conducted at the St Lucia Campus. Lectures are delivered live at the PA-Southside Clinical Unit. Students based at other Clinical Units may attend in real time via Zoom video conferencing or may elect to watch the lecture recording uploaded to the course Blackboard site. 

Sign on will open on Monday 10th December 2018 at 9.30am AEST via mySI-net. You need to login to mySI-net, click on the Enrolment and Timetables tile, and then sign on to your preferred group.  Once you’ve successfully signed on to your chosen CBL then all other activities will be allocated for you automatically.

Download the 2019 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. There is a tab named 'Weeks' which will show you what weeks you will have what classes. 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 at a later date.

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       Recording of Breaking Bad News
  • CBL                            Case Based Learning
  • Gross Anat                Gross Anatomy
  • Histo                           Histology
  • RA                              Radiographic Anatomy
  • Phys                           Physiology
  • Path                            Pathology
  • HSR                           Health, Society and Research
  • COW                          Clinical Ophthalmology Workshop
  • PSW                           Procedural Skills Workshops, Venepuncture
  • ALS                            Acute Life Support
  • WMH                          Women's and Men's Health  
  • LEC                            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 – 2 weeks in groups of 20, 2 CBL groups
  • 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 = Acute 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 the availability of clinicians.

  • Mater:            CBL groups 1 and 2
  • PASCU:          CBL groups 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 18, 19, 23, 24, 27
  • RBCU             CBL groups 29, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50

This does not mean that these CBL groups will definitely have Clinical Coaching at 8am; it is still possible that classes will be scheduled in a later timeslot. These slots will be finalised two weeks prior to the commencement of the semester.

For guidance on how to use sign-on, please view the video on this page.

Please Note: This is an indicative timetable for 2019 and some classes may change. With the introduction of the Semester 4 Selective courses, it is possible that Year 2 students may need to sign-on for both semesters to create the necessary flexibility within the timetable. Students will be notified via the newsletter throughout the semester.

Building 69St Lucia Clinical Unit

The St Lucia Clinical Unit is one of the main homes for students in Phase 1 of the MD program, and is the primary base for year 1 students. Level 4 of building 69 is the home of the St Lucia Clinical Unit. You will find a helpful team of professional and academic staff who lead in the delivery of courses in Clinical Science, Clinical Practice and Ethics and Professional Practice.

One levels 4 and 5 of building 69 is where the year 1 CBL classes will be delivered from. In between classes students will be able to spend time studying in the Student Hub of building 69 or contact the St Lucia Clinical Unit team to book one of the CBL rooms for quiet study time.

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

Email: med.stlucia@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. Only 50 students from each year level in Phase 1 can call Mater their home clinical unit. This also means that the Mater students will need to do some extra travel as there is no capacity to deliver all clinical unit classes at the Mater. Students will also 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.

All year 1 clinical coaching classes will be delivered at the Mater Clinical Unit in the Mater Whitty building.

Year 2 Clinical Coaching at the Mater Hospital

The Mater hospital is smaller than the Princess Alexandra hospital and the Royal Brisbane Women’s hospital so can only cater for 10 clinical coaching groups per year.

Mater is in a unique position to offer a program called ‘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.  Dr Sheridan works as a GP in conjunction with her work for the Mater Mothers and University of Queensland and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. The program runs in one of the teaching rooms within the Whitty building at the Mater Clinical Unit. 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: Phase1mater@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 need to attend the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit for a PSW class.

Year 2 Clinical Coaching at the PA-Southside Clinical Unit

The PA‐Southside Clinical Unit provides hospital bedside coaching for 46 clinical coaching groups per year. Clinical coaching is facilitated by interns, JHOs, SHOs, registrars, consultants and UQ/QHealth conjoint appointment academics.     

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

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

Students will undertake at least two (out of 4) of their clinical coaching rotations at Princess Alexandra Hospital.  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 2 at QEII – students can see patients at QEII and PAH; Rotation 1 at PAH – students can see patients at PAH only).   

For further information, please feel free to contact us:

Email: med.pahphase1@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 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.rbwhphase1@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3365 5128
Website