Develop your knowledge and skills with our range of learning and development resources


Best Practice resources

The IBMS promotes Best Practice in biomedical science by providing professional guidance, publications and forums to support the development and sharing of best practice.


Reflective Practice

To show that they meet HCPC and Science Council CPD standards IBMS members should continue using reflection based on learning outcomes and through ‘learning by doing’, reflecting on their good and bad everyday experiences in the workplace. For more information, please read the IBMS guide to Reflective Practice



Enhance your professional practice and development with our continuing professional development (CPD) scheme

We provide our members with a CPD scheme that offers a flexible system of recording CPD that is easy to use and meets your requirements for achieving and maintaining your professional registration.

Please note
The IBMS CPD scheme is now entirely electronic. This means that the recording, amending and validating of CPD are all carried out online. In facilitating a service that more efficiently meets the demands of our membership and reflects current requirements of the wider profession, the scheme is now user-oriented and as a result, the IBMS can no longer offer to validate manual submissions for CPD diplomas. We are more than happy to guide members in using the new scheme and provide any additional information as necessary.


Journal Based Learning (JBL)

IBMS Journal Based Learning (JBL) involves reading and then answering questions based on articles in scientific journals.

JBL is an excellent way to learn about scientific advances and techniques as part of your continuing professional development (CPD).  


Science reading resources

IBMS reading lists, textbooks and journals support our members' learning and development.