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 050420 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 5 August 2020

Primaquine-induced haemolysis in females heterozygous for G6PD deficiency.

Test No 050820 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 5 August 2020

An audit of liquid-based cytology samples reported as high-risk human papillomavirus and borderline nuclear change in endocervical cells.

Test No 060620 / Virology /Deadline Wednesday 2 September 2020

Recommendations for enterovirus diagnostics and characterisation within and beyond Europe

Test No 060920 / Management / Deadline Wednesday 2 September 2020

Reflections on leadership in the time of COVID-19

Test No A101020 / Molecular Biology / Deadline Wednesday 1 July 2020

Association of SNPs in PLA2R1 with idiopathic and secondary membranous nephropathy in two Chinese cohorts

Test No MDJBL11 / Multidisciplinary JBL / Deadline Wednesday 1 July 2020

British Journal of Biomedical Science in 2019. What have we learned?

Test No: CaseStudyJBL 1 / SRAD Case Study / Deadline Wednesday 1 July 2020

Bilateral spontaneous renal artery dissection and antiphospholipid antibodies.