Journal Based Learning

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).    

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.



MDJBL7 / Multidisciplinary / Deadline Wednesday 7 November 2018

Statements taken from a number of articles in Volume 75, Issue 3 (July 2018) of the British Journal of Biomedical Science

Test No 060618 / Virology / Deadline: Wednesday 5 September 2018

West Nile surveillance in Europe: moving towards an integrated animal-human-vector approach.

Test No 070318 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline Wednesday 3 October 2018

Characterisation of the scope and magnitude of biotin interference in susceptible Roche Elecsys competitive and sandwich immunoassays.

Test No 070518 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 3 October 2018

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies – a guide to subtypes, diagnostic approach and treatment.

Test No 080218 / Transfusion Science / Deadline Wednesday 7 November 2018

Patient blood management and the importance of the Transfusion Practitioner role to embed this into practice.

Test No 080718 / Cellular Pathology / Deadline Wednesday 7 November 2018

Immunohistochemistry on old archival paraffin blocks: is there an expiry date?

Test No 201807 / Haematology (Online Only) / Deadline Wednesday 3 October 2018

Age-adjusted D-dimer cut-off leads to more efficient diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in the emergency department: a comparison of four assays.