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 050419 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 7 August 2019

Laboratory assay measurement of modified clotting factor concentrates: a review of the literature and recommendations for practice.

Test No 050819 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 7 August 2019

Early colposcopic reassurance and discharge to routine recall does not increase subsequent high-grade referral or treatment rates.

Test No 060619 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 4 September 2019

Eradication of measles: remaining challenges.

Test No 060919 / Leadership and Management / Deadline Wednesday 4 September 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan. Overview and Summary. (Note: Questions are set on the overview and summary only, pp 1–10)

Test No 070319 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline Wednesday 2 October 2019

Vitamin D supplementation and total cancer incidence and mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Test No 070519 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 2 October 2019

Flow cytometry-based diagnosis of primary immunodeficiency diseases

Test No 201907 / Haematology / Deadline Wedneasday 2 October 2019

Eculizumab in paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome: 10-year pharmacovigilance analysis