IBMS qualifications resources

Resources to support candidates, laboratory training officers and IBMS portfolio verifiers and examiners

Past Papers

Past exam papers for the Higher Specialist Diploma (HSD) and Diploma of Expert Practice (DEP) in Histological Dissection and  DEP in Immunocytochemistry can be found here.

Journal articles

Support your learning and development with authoritative scientific papers, short reports on new laboratory techniques and principles, feature articles on laboratory safety, quality, education, training and management and reports on recent scientific and technological advances.

Access The Biomedical Scientist or the British Journal of Biomedical Science.


Science reading 

Support your learning and development with IBMS reading lists, textbooks and journals, including IBMS Reading Lists produced by our Advisory Panels to support members undertaking IBMS qualifications.

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Online lectures

Lectures from IBMS Congress on IBMS qualifications, training and discipline specific topics.  

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Online articles

Management, quality, laboratory techniques and science 

Histological Dissection: Landmarks and Pointers Past, Present and Future

Articles from The Biomedical Scientist for support staff undertaking the IBMS Certificate of Achievement

Calibration and Weighing Instruments


Liquid Handling Devices

PH Meters


Online resources

Articles, courses, podcasts, videos, guides and online resources from the IBMS and across the web

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