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 010320 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Real-world data reveal a diagnostic gap in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Test No 010920 / Management / Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Health and Care Professions Council. Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

Test No 110619 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 5 February 2020

Safety and perception: what are the greatest enemies of HPV vaccination programmes?

Test No 201911 / Haematology Online Only / Deadline Wednesday 5 February 2020

Recommendations for clinical laboratory testing of activated protein C resistance; communication from the SSC of the ISTH

Test No 202001 / Haematology (online only) / Deadline Wednesday 1 April 2020

The 2016 WHO classification and diagnostic criteria for myeloproliferative neoplasms: document summary and in-depth discussion