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 080220 / Transfusion Science / Deadline Wednesday 2 December 2020

Position paper on International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine (ICTM) Guideline ‘Red blood cell specifications for patients with haemoglobinopathies: a systemic review

Test No 090120 / Microbiology / Deadline: Wednesday 6 January 2021

A comparison of the HAIN Genotype CM reverse hybridisation assay with the Bruker MicroFlex LT MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer for identification of clinically relevant mycobacteri

Test No 090420 / Haematology / Deadline: Wednesday 6 January 2021

Digital morphology analyzers in hematology: ICSH review and recommendations.

Test No 110620 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 3 February 2021

Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 serological tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19 through the evaluation of three immunoassays: Two automated immunoassays (Euroimmun and Abbott) and on

Test No 110820 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 3 February 2021

The value of BRCA-1-associated protein 1 expression and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A deletion to distinguish peritoneal malignant mesothelioma from peritoneal location

Test No 202011 / Haematology Online / Deadline Wednesday 3 March 2021

Laboratory testing in haemophilia: impact of factor and non-factor replacement therapy on coagulation assays