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.



MDJBL8 / Multidisciplinary / Deadline Wednesday 9 January 2019

Statements taken from four articles in the British Journal of Biomedical Science (2018; 75 [4]).

Test No 010319 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline Wednesday 3 April 2019

Biomarkers of acute kidney injury: the pathway from discovery to clinical adoption.

Test No 010919 / Management & Leadership / Deadline Wednesday 3 April 2019

Drucker's Top Tips to Successful Leadership AND Management by Objectives

Test No 110818 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 6 February 2019

Analysis of the cytomorphological features in atypical urine specimens following the application of The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology.

Test No 201811 / Haematology (online) / Deadline Wednesday 6 February 2019

Megakaryocytes harbour the del(5q) abnormality despite complete clinical and cytogenetic remission induced by lenalidomide treatment.

Test No 201901 / Haematology Online Only / Deadline Wednesday 3 April 2019

Preoperative screening for bleeding disorders: a comprehensive laboratory assessment of clinical practice.

Test No C101018 / Molecular Biology 4 / Deadline: Wednesday 2 January 2019

Potential value of circulating microRNA-126 and microRNA-210 as biomarkers for type 2 diabetes with coronary artery disease.

Test No G101018 / Molecular Biology 3 / Deadline: Wednesday 2 January 2019

Genetic polymorphisms in KCNJ11 (E23K, rs5219) and SDF-1ß (G801A, rs1801157) genes are associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.