Welcome to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS). The School comprises of Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology. As a student of the School you will benefit from a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Graduates of our programs are held in high regard in Australia and overseas.

Please find below relevant information to assist you before starting your studies at UQ and during your first few weeks. Do not hesitate to contact the SHRS Student and Academic Support Unit should you have any enquiries.

Program requirements

Students participate in fieldwork and observation activities and undertake a significant amount of supervised clinical practice in a range of settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices, and UQ's internal clinics.

There are a range of program requirements set by the University of Queensland (UQ) that students are required to meet. These include, but are not limited to, a First Aid and CPR certificate, Immunisation schedule, Blue card, and Queensland Health Student Deed Poll.

We recommend you start your Immunisation Form prior to commencing study, and apply for a First Aid and CPR certificate if you do not currently have them.

Enrolment

You will be able to enrol via UQ’s online enrolment system (mySI-net) with the username and password issued by UQ’s Information Technology Services. For more information on enrolment see Enrol Online on the Starting at UQ website. Enrolment opens before the start of semester, and you are encouraged to enrol as early as possible.

Refer to the course list for your program for the full enrolment pattern. This can be found in the ‘what you can study’ section within your program details.

Important UQ dates can be found on the Academic Calendar. Classes start the week commencing:

Summer semester, 2017:              Monday 27 November

Semester 1, 2018:                         Monday 19 February

Semester 2, 2018:                         Monday 23 July

Summer semester, 2018:              Monday 26 November

Accommodation

If you need to find accommodation, UQ Accommodation Services is a great place to start searching for a place to live, whether on or off campus. UQ can also arrange your airport reception upon arrival in Brisbane.

Orientation

Orientation Week activities run in the week before classes commence. School staff conduct welcome and information sessions for all new SHRS students and attendance is compulsory. Students are encouraged to attend other sessions, such as getting started at UQ, IT and eLearning, academic and personal skills, and Library sessions.

my.UQ student portal

my.UQ is your one-stop-shop for information and services throughout your study at UQ. It brings together all the online resources students use at UQ on one dashboard. From here you can:

  • access systems; such as student email, Learn.UQ (Blackboard), and mySI-net
  • access information; such as assessment and examinations, progress and results, integrity and conduct, complaints and appeals, etc.

Please familiarise yourself with your my.UQ portal as soon as possible.  

Timetable

You can access your timetable from UQ’s online enrolment system mySI-net. For some of your courses, you need to register (sign-on) for classes. For example, you may be required to sign-on for a lecture, a tutorial, and/or a practical class. For other courses, you will be automatically allocated to classes.

Please note, there is a substantial time commitment and you should be available for classes between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

Student ID cards

Your UQ student ID card can be issued one working day after you have enrolled. Go the ground floor of the Prentice Building (Building 41) between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and take proof of identity, such as a Passport or Australian Drivers Licence. You will need your ID card to borrow books, for some classes, as well as for all examinations.

Student email account

Firstly, follow the instructions for setting up your student email. Please ensure you log in to your student email account daily to check for important updates and information. All correspondence to you from the university will be sent to your student email account. Once set up, you can access your student email from your my.UQ portal.

mySI-net

mySI-net is UQ’s online enrolment system where you can manage your enrolment and conduct essential administrative functions. You can access my-SI-net from your my.UQ portal.

You can use my-SI-net to:

  • Enrol in courses
  • Update your personal details
  • View course profiles and timetables
  • Sign-on to classes (lectures, tutorials, practicals)
  • Pay your fees
  • Apply for financial assistance (domestic students)
  • Request a change of program
  • View your examination timetable
  • View your results

Please note, students are required to keep their contact details up to date in mySI-net for the duration of their study.

Blackboard

The UQ eLearning system is called Blackboard and is the platform where you access the online components of your course and electronic assignment submission. You can access Blackboard from your my.UQ portal via the Learn.UQ link.

Electronic Course Profiles (ECPs)

Electronic course profiles contain all the information you need to know about a course, including the aims and objectives and associated learning and assessment activities. They are available online when classes begin. You can find them by searching for your course on the courses and programs website. Once you have enrolled in a course you will also have access to the full course profile in mySI-net.

Textbooks

Textbooks can be purchased via mySI-net when you complete your enrolment (Courses tab, Course Summary). Alternatively, you can visit the Co-op Bookshop in person or online to find textbooks, software, general books, stationery and UQ merchandise. A list of required and/or recommended textbooks is included in the electronic course profiles (ECPs), Learning Resources section.

Credit for previous study

If you have completed relevant, previous studies you may be eligible for credit towards a UQ program. To transfer credit between UQ programs, or if you have studied at another university, see Credit for previous study at UQ. We receive a large volume of credit transfer requests at the beginning of each semester and therefore urge you to submit your credit application as soon as possible.

Uniforms

Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology students are required to purchase a clinical uniform. During the first two to three weeks of your first semester, you will be contacted via email (to your student email address) regarding uniform orders.

The uniform consists of a custom made polo shirt and/or tailored shirt. These are to be worn with tailored trousers in navy blue or black with enclosed footwear. In winter, a uniform style cardigan or sleeveless vest may also be worn. Please note that these should be neatly fitting to avoid interference during treatment sessions. Student ID cards are also required.

Physiotherapy students are required to wear suitable clothing during their practical classes, for example shorts, running shorts, t-shirt (men), singlet or halter neck sports top (women). Student ID cards are also required.

Student services

Student Services provides a range of support services to students, including learning support, counselling, disability support services, etc.

Student centre

Located on each UQ campus, Student Centres are your one-stop-shop for all student administration and general enquiries relating to UQ, such as payment of fees, traffic and parking, student visas, etc.

UQ Health Care

UQ Health Care is an accredited, general practice providing comprehensive health services to students of UQ.

Getting to UQ

The School is located at the St Lucia campus. The getting to St Lucia website contains helpful information on various travel options to UQ.

UQnav

UQnav is a free mobile application that contains searchable maps of UQ's campuses. Enter your destination and UQnav will show you where it's located. Students, staff and visitors can use UQnav to help find lecture theatres, laboratories, school and faculty offices, as well as where to grab a coffee, have a bite to eat or catch up with friends. Simply follow the prompts to download the app.

Mates@UQ

Mates@UQ runs events, programs and activities aimed to help you meet new people, have fun and relieve the stress of everyday university life. Their fortnightly newsletter also keeps you in the loop on what’s happening around the UQ community, including clubs, societies, UQ Sport, and campus events, as well as the great things happening around Brisbane.

Contact

Student and Academic Support Unit
Level 3, Therapies Annexe (building 84A), St Lucia campus
Phone: (07) 3365 4506
Email: enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au