UGME Curriculum Map

Introducing Daedalus Medical

Dalhousie’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) curriculum map, Daedalus Medical (see access instructions below), is now available online. The map is a one-stop-shop for faculty, staff, and students looking to browse the MD curriculum’s entrustable professional activities, educational outcomes, unit/clerkship objectives, unit component/specific clerkship objectives, and learning session objectives.

Daedalus Medical has been built with a search and results function to help users explore how different levels of objectives map to each other, and find where in the curriculum specific medical topics are taught.

What you need to know

For more information about the curriculum map renewal project, please see the FAQs below:

How do I access the Daedalus Medical website?

  1. Dalhousie Halifax campus buildings: If you are on a Dalhousie Halifax campus, you should be able to access the website directly via Daedalus Medical.
  2. All other locations (VPN required): If you are not on a Dalhousie Halifax campus (eg. DMNB site, hospitals, home), you will need to be connected to the Dalhousie VPN (Group: Dal General Access) to access the website. VPN install and user instructions can be found here: Dalhousie Virtual Private Network (VPN) – NetID required.

Contact medit@dal.ca if you have any VPN related questions.

How do I browse/search the curriculum map?

  • Anyone can browse/search the curriculum map using the “Daedalus Medical Menu” options, located at the top right side of the front page. To view the entire curriculum map, select “Browse”.
  • The “Site Admin Login” section is only for UGME administration of the curriculum map

Why is the UGME office renewing the curriculum map?

The medical school’s curriculum map passed standards during the school’s previous accreditation review. A curriculum map renewal project was initiated in 2013 to improve the curriculum map’s usability and search function to continue to meet accreditation standards.

What are the benefits to Daedalus Medical?

Daedalus Medical offers a one-stop-shop for faculty, staff and students to browse the curriculum map. It has been built with a search and results function to help users explore how different levels of objectives map to each other, and find where in the curriculum specific medical topics are taught.

Has a user guide for Daedalus Medical been developed?

A user guide has been developed to instruct users how to navigate the three levels of browsing within Daedalus Medical and how to optimize search results. Download the user guide [PDF - 967KB].

How can changes (e.g. errors, wording) to Daedalus Medical be submitted?

A feedback button can be found on the right hand side of Daedalus Medical. Users will be asked to fill out a form that will be submitted to the UGME office.

Please see the Daedalus Medical user guide for further instructions.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the tool?

If you have questions about the technology of Daedalus Medical, please contact MedIT: medit@dal.ca. Questions specific to the content of the curriculum map can be sent to Undergraduate Medical Education office, ugme@dal.ca.