CAPSULE case-based learning platform gets an upgrade

CAPSULE (Clinical and Professional Studies Unique Learning Environment) was developed by clinicians and faculty at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School to support undergraduate medical students in the application of medical knowledge in the clinical setting.

The platform contains over 650 clinical cases with 3500 questions which cover all the clinical specialities encountered in years 4 and 5. These include medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychiatry, therapeutics, obstetrics and gynaecology, general practice and also professional studies.


Since its launch in 2016, the CAPSULE quiz app is now being used across all UK medical schools and Physician Associate schools, as well as in a growing number of schools overseas.

In light of this expansion, a UK Government grant is being used to rebuild the platform to deliver several benefits for students, educators, and our partner organisations. These changes, most of which are behind-the-scenes, will:


Provide greater scalability and robustness

Deliver enhanced functions including sharing of quizzes

Enable the ability to target content to different groups of learners to match learning needs







There will be minor updates to the look and feel but it will still deliver the huge library of clinical cases in an easy-to-use mobile app and website to support students and clinical educators.

The upgrade is expected to be launched in April this year. Contact the BSMS TEL team on for further information.