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 010922 / Management / Deadline Wednesday 23 February 2022

Ethics in Management: Different Approaches, Types and Benefits

Test No 110121 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline Wednesday 2 February 2022

Next-generation sequencing-based clinical metagenomics identifies Prevotella pleuritidis in a diabetic adolescent with large parapneumonic effusion and negative growth of pleu

Test No 110421 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 2 February 2022

Disseminated intravascular coagulation: epidemiology, biomarkers and management

Test No 120621 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 26 January 2022

Clinical relevance of plasma virome dynamics in liver transplant recipients.

Test No 120821 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 26 January 2022

Interventional cytopathology in the COVID-19 era.