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 030119 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline Wednesday 5 June 2019

Association of Helicobacter pylori and protozoal parasites in patients with chronic diarrhoea.

Test No 030519 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 5 June 2019

Diagnostic accuracy, risk assessment, and cost-effectiveness of component-resolved diagnostics for food allergy: A systematic review.

Test No 050419 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 7 August 2019

Laboratory assay measurement of modified clotting factor concentrates: a review of the literature and recommendations for practice.

Test No 050819 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 7 August 2019

Early colposcopic reassurance and discharge to routine recall does not increase subsequent high-grade referral or treatment rates.

Test No A101019 / Molecular Biology 5 / Deadline Wednesday 3 July 2019

Association of genetic polymorphisms of chemokines and their receptors with clearance or persistence of hepatitis C virus infection

Test No T101019 / Molecular Biology 6 / Deadline Wednesday 3 July 2019

TLR3 and TLR4 SNP variants in the liver disease resulting from hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infection