The St Lucia Clinical Unit is one of the main homes for students in phase 1 of the MD, and the primary base for year 1 students. The unit is staffed by a team of academic and professional staff who lead the delivery of courses in clinical science, ethics and professional practice, and clinical practice.

Cased-based learning (CBL) tutorials are conducted in 14 dedicated rooms in the unit and are delivered by a large team of dedicated medically-qualified tutors with support from the unit’s academic staff. 

When not used for CBL, these rooms are available to be booked by students for group study sessions. The St Lucia Clinical Unit space on level 4 and 5 of Building 69 also includes a dedicated student hub with study space, a kitchenette and lockers, and a large seminar space that is also available for casual study sessions. The opening hours are as follows:

  • Enquires Counter: 8.00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Friday)
  • CBL rooms and the Student Hub: 7.00am to 9.30 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • Week 16, 17 and 18 of Semester 1 and 2 - CBL rooms and the Student Hub: 7.00am to 11.00 pm (Monday to Friday)

To book a CBL rooms outside of scheduled teaching activities, please visit the Level 4 enquiries counter or email 

The staff in the unit work closely with academics in the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Chemical and Molecular Biosciences, as well as engaging clinicians from the Faculty’s hospitals and elsewhere to contribute to Phase 1. The academic staff also support several scholarly projects to enhance learning and teaching in the MD. For example, projects aimed to support students completing the USMLE, to enhance feedback from examinations by using online assessment, to train and support case-based learning tutors, and to support Integration of ethics to case-based learning.


Academic Title Holders

UQ Medicine is proud to acknowledge that our provision of high quality medical education and research would not be possible without the work of our hospital and clinic-based health professionals. At Greenslopes Clinical Unit, our clinical training and research is supported by nearly 100 health professionals who hold an Academic Title with UQ.

Find out more about Academic Titles at UQ.


Head of St Lucia Clinical Unit
Dr Ben Barry
Phone: +61 7 344 31408
Address: Level 4, Building 69, St Lucia.

Team Leader
Mrs Amarjeet Kaur
Phone: +61 7 344 32047
Address: Level 4, Building 69, St Lucia.