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 090119 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline Wednesday 4 December 2019

Identification and characterisation of anti-Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteins in mucus of the brown garden snail.

Test No 090419 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 4 December 2019

Pre- and postanalytical errors in haematology.

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 BJBS1019A / Coagulation / Deadline Wednesday 8 January 2020

The rivaroxaban-adjusted normalized ratio: use of the prothrombin time to monitor the therapeutic effect of rivaroxaban

Test No BJBS1019B / Genetics / Deadline Wednesday 8 January 2020

Genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair genes and their association with cervical cancer