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.
Statements are taken from the three papers above, published in Issue 4 of BJBS (Volume 73, 2016). All are available free online to members.
Paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity
Pathology at the tipping point
Mycobacterial infections due to contaminated heater cooler units used in cardiac bypass: an approach for infection control practitioners.
International Consensus Document (ICON): Common variable immunodeficiency disorders.
Diagnostic power of laboratory tests for hereditary spherocytosis: a comparison study in 150 patients grouped according to molecular and clinical characteristics.
Recommended code of practice for cytology laboratories participating in the UK cervical screening programmes.
Strategies to control hepatitis B: public policy, epidemiology, vaccine and drugs.
Healthcare Science Apprenticeships
Toxicology in clinical laboratories: challenging times.
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis disease associated with inborn errors of IL-17 immunity.
Potential pitfalls of serum free light chain analysis to assess treatment response for multiple myeloma.
The diagnosis and management of primary autoimmune haemolytic anaemia.