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 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 080219 / Transfusion Science / Deadline Wednesday 6 November 2019

Prevention of hemolytic transfusion reactions with intravenous immunoglobulin prophylaxis in U- patients with anti-U.

Test No 080719 / Cellular Pathology / Deadline Wednesday 6 November 2019

Breast cancer biomarkers in clinical testing: analysis of a UK national external quality assessment scheme for immunocytochemistry and in situ hybridisation database containin

Test No 090119 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline Wednesday 4 December 2019

Identification and characterisation of anti-Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteins in mucus of the brown garden snail.

Test No 090419 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 4 December 2019

Pre- and postanalytical errors in haematology.

Test No 201907 / Haematology / Deadline Wedneasday 2 October 2019

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

Test No MDJBL10 / Multidisciplinary JBL / Deadline Wednesday 6 November 2019

Statements taken from four In Brief articles published in Vol 76, Issue 3 of the British Journal of Biomedical Science 2019.