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 010320 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Real-world data reveal a diagnostic gap in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Test No 010920 / Management / Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Health and Care Professions Council. Standards of conduct, performance and ethics.

Test No 020220 / Transfusion Science / Deadline Wednesday 6 May 2020

Transfusion requirement and length of stay of anaemic surgical patients associated with a patient blood management service: a single-Centre retrospective study

Test No 020720 / Cellular Pathology / Deadline Wednesday 6 May 2020

Next-generation protein analysis in the pathology department

Test No 202001 / Haematology (online only) / Deadline Wednesday 1 April 2020

The 2016 WHO classification and diagnostic criteria for myeloproliferative neoplasms: document summary and in-depth discussion