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.



MDJBL5 / Multidisciplinary / Deadline Wednesday 4 July 2018

British Journal of Biomedical Science in 2017: What have we learned?

MDJBL6 / Multidisciplinary / Deadline Wednesday 4 July 2018

Statements taken from articles in Volume 75, Issue 2 of the British Journal of Biomedical Science.

Test No 030118 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline Wednesday 6 June 2018

Antibacterial and antifungal activity of chitosan coated iron oxide nanoparticles

Test No 030518 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 6 June 2018

Revised 2017 international consensus on testing of ANCAs in granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis

Test No 041118 / Andrology / Deadline Wednesday 4 July 2018

Uncertainty of measurement in andrology: UK best practice guideline from the Association of Biomedical Andrologists.

Test No 041218 / Transplantation / Deadline Wednesday 4 July 2018

Role of miR-29 as marker of risk of acute rejection after heart transplant.

Test No 050418 / Haematology / Deadline: Wednesday 1 August 2018

The utility of peripheral blood smear review for identifying specimens for flow cytometric immunophenotyping.

Test No 050818 / Cytopathology / Deadline: Wednesday 1 August 2018

Contribution of cervical cytology in the diagnostic work-up of patients with endometrial cancer.