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 070322 /Clinical Chemistry / Deadline Wednesday 7 December 2022

Approach to interpreting common laboratory pathology tests in transgender individuals.

Test No 070522 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 7 December 2022

Updated diagnostic criteria for paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes.

Test No 100222 / Transfusion Science / Deadline Wednesday 4 January 2023

Rate of D-alloimmunization in trauma does not depend on the number of RhD-positive units transfused: The BEST collaborative study.

Test No 100422 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 4 January 2023

Polycythemia vera: historical oversights, diagnostic details, and therapeutic views.

Test No 110622 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 1 February 2023

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: A Narrative Review.

Test No 202207 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 7 December 2022

Serious consequences of Epstein-Barr virus infection: hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis

Test No POCT0122 / Point-of-care testing / Deadline Wednesday 7 December 2022

Pathology. GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report