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 110617 / Virology / Deadline Wednesday 7 February 2018

Diagnostic virology and patient care: from vaguely interesting to vitally important

Test No 110817 / Cytopathology / Deadline Wednesday 7 February 2018

Guideline for the acquisition and preparation of conventional and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration specimens for the diagnosis and molecular te

Test No 201711 / Haematology Online Only / Deadline 7 February 2018

The 2016 revision to the World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia.

Test No H101017 / Molecular Biology 2 / Deadline 3 January 2018

miR-199a-3p downregulation in thyroid tissues is associated with invasion and metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma

Test No V101017 / Molecular Pathology 1 / Deadline 3 January 2018

Comparison of the fast track diagnostics respiratory 21 and Seegene Allplex multiplex polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of respiratory viruses.