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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, including medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry, therapeutics, obstetrics and gynaecology, 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 and provided through dedicated high quality mobile applications on both Apple and Android phones as well as tablets and through the web. The Medical Schools Council is sponsoring CAPSULE for all UK medical schools to use free of charge until 31 July 2021.

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Further reading

New study supports the use of digital learning resource CAPSULE in undergraduate medical education