Journal Based Learning

Journal based learning (JBL) involves reading and then answering questions based on articles in scientific journals and is an excellent way to learn about scientific advances and techniques as part of your CPD.    

To help you get the most out of your JBL read our User Guide


Taking a JBL Test 

Once logged on to the IBMS website click on to a JBL test title from the list below. 

If you have passed you can add the JBL test to your IBMS CPD ePortfolio by selecting a diploma and clicking Add to my Diploma.  

You can also download a certificate confirming your JBL test score to use as evidence in your CPD ePortfolio.

You can view and manage your JBL test results on the My JBL page.



Test No 010321 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline Wednesday 7 April 2021

Elevated serum alkaline phosphatase in epilepsy: effect of age and treatment.

Test No 010921 / Management / Deadline Wednesday 7 April 2021

Improving through inclusion. Supporting staff networks for black and minority ethnic staff in the NHS.

Test No 030121 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline Wednesday 2 June 2021

Improving the processing time for the detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales using an evolving algorithm.

Test No 030521 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 2 June 2021

Stop testing for autoantibodies to the VGKC-complex: only request LGI1 and CASPR2.

Test No 202011 / Haematology Online / Deadline Wednesday 3 March 2021

Laboratory testing in haemophilia: impact of factor and non-factor replacement therapy on coagulation assays

Test No 202101 / Haematology (Online only) / Deadline Wednesday 7 April 2021

Neutrophils and NETs in modulating acute and chronic inflammation.

Test No: 020221 / Transfusion Science / Deadline: Wednesday 5 May 2021

Low prevalence red blood cell antigens: transfusions, babies, and changing demographics.

Test No: 020321 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline: Wednesday 5 May 2021

Cardiac troponin I and T are associated with left ventricular function and structure: data from the Akershus Cardiac Examination 1950 Study.