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What is Capsule?

Capsule is a quiz-based learning resource designed to support undergraduate medical students in the application of medical knowledge in a clinical setting. The resource contains over 680 clinical cases, which are mapped to the GMC’s Outcomes for graduates, and linked to more than 3500 questions across 39 disciplines.

The clinical cases cover all the clinical specialties encountered in years 4 and 5. This includes medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry, therapeutics, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as general practice and professional studies.

Clinical case questions are MCQ based and cases are image rich, with over 450 images (including radiology, ECG and clinical photos).

This resource is the result of a collaboration between Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and Ocasta, a learning technology company. The content has been written by senior clinicians within Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Capsule is reviewed and updated regularly by an editorial board. It can be accessed through high quality mobile applications on both Apple and Android phones, as well as tablets and through a web browser.

Access to Capsule

Capsule has been made available to all HYMS tutors. You will receive an automatically generated email from, asking you to activate your account.

Please access the following link for more information;

The activation email may go to your email account spam / quarantine so please look out for this in your inbox.

Updated on 15/11/2021

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