Journal Based Learning

Journal based learning (JBL) involves reading and then answering questions based on articles in scientific journals.

JBL is an excellent way to learn about scientific advances and techniques as part of your continuing professional development (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 010318 / Clinical Chemistry / Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

tandardization of steroid tests and implications for the endocrine community / Serum cortisol: an up-to-date assessment of routine assay performance

Test No 010918 / Management / Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

Managing complaints in the independent healthcare sector

Test No 020218 / Transfusion Science / Deadline Wednesday 2 May 2018

A descriptive single-centre experience of the management and outcome of maternal alloantibodies in pregnancy.

Test No 020718 / Cellular Pathology / Deadline Wednesday 2 May 2018

T cell clonality assessment: past, present and future.

Test No 201801 / Haematology Online Only / Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

Diagnosis of CLL revisited: increased specificity by a modified five-marker scoring system including CD200

Test No 301801 / Immunology / Deadline Wednesday 4 April 2018

Specific antibody deficiency: controversies in diagnosis and management