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 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 040721 / Cellular Pathology / Deadline Wednesday 7 July 2021

Biomarker testing for patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer: real-world issues and tough choices.

Test No 202103 / Haematology (Online) / Deadline Wednesday 2 June 2021

ASH ITSH NHF WFH 2021 guidelines on the diagnosis of von Willebrand disease.

Test No MDJBL12 / Multidisciplinary BJBS JBL / Deadline Wednesday 7 July 2021

British Journal of Biomedical Science in 2020. What have we learned?

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.