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 050421 / Haematology / Deadline Wednesday 4 August 2021

Reticulated platelets and immature platelet fraction: clinical applications and method limitations.

Test No 050821 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 4 August 2021

The early detection of cervical cancer. The current and changing landscape of cervical disease detection.

Test No 060621 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 1 September 2021

The distribution of hepatitis B virus surface antigen polymorphisms at positions associated with vaccine escape.

Test No 070321 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline Wednesday 6 October 2021

Postmenopausal pregnancy? Evaluation of elevated hCG in a 59-year-old woman

Test No 070521 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 6 October 2021

An update on coeliac disease from the NHS England National Centre for Refractory Coeliac Disease