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.



Test No 080217 / Transfusion Science / Deadline 1 November 2017

A and B antigen levels acquired by group O donor-derived erythrocytes following ABO-non-identical transfusion or minor ABO-incompatible haematopoietic stem cell transplantatio

Test No 080717 / Cellular Pathology / Deadline 1 November 2017

Evaluation of the optimal provision of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded material for reverse transcription-PCR in soft-tissue tumour diagnosis

Test No 090117 / Microbiology / Deadline 7 December 2017

Towards understanding clinical campylobacter infection and its transmission: time for a different approach?

Test No 090417 / Haematology / Deadline 7 December 2017

Diagnosis of inherited bleeding disorders in the genomic era.

Test No 201711 / Haematology Online Only / Deadline 7 February 2018

The 2016 revision to the World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia.

Test No 301709 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 6 December 2017

The diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune encephalitis

Test No H101017 / Molecular Biology 2 / Deadline 3 January 2018

miR-199a-3p downregulation in thyroid tissues is associated with invasion and metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Test No V101017 / Molecular Pathology 1 / Deadline 3 January 2018

Comparison of the fast track diagnostics respiratory 21 and Seegene Allplex multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of respiratory viruses.