Journal Based Learning

IBMS Journal Based Learning (JBL)

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 

If you are already logged on to the IBMS website click on a JBL test title from the list below. Otherwise, log in via the homepage to get started.

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.



Multidisciplinary JBL 3 / Deadline 5 July 2017

Statements are taken from the three papers above, published in Issue 4 of BJBS (Volume 73, 2016). All are available free online to members.

Test No 030117 / Medical Microbiology / Deadline 7 June 2017

Mycobacterial infections due to contaminated heater cooler units used in cardiac bypass: an approach for infection control practitioners.

Test No 030517 / Immunology / Deadline 7 June 2017

International Consensus Document (ICON): Common variable immunodeficiency disorders.

Test No 050417 / Haematology / Deadline 2 August 2017

Diagnostic power of laboratory tests for hereditary spherocytosis: a comparison study in 150 patients grouped according to molecular and clinical characteristics.

Test No 050817 / Cytopathology / Deadline 2 August 2017

Recommended code of practice for cytology laboratories participating in the UK cervical screening programmes.

Test No 201703 / Haematology / Deadline 7 June 2017

Potential pitfalls of serum free light chain analysis to assess treatment response for multiple myeloma.