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Here to help: 10 registration facts

The IBMS Registration Team receives large numbers of questions, ranging from simple to the very complex. Jocelyn Pryce highlights 10 of the most common answers to members’ questions.

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Journal based learning for January

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

CPD

Reflecting on CPD

How far has Continuing Professional Development (CPD) come in the last 25 years? Alan Wainwright from the IBMS looks to the past. 

STEM AMABASSADOR ADDRESSING CROWD

How to... become a STEM ambassador

Natalie Clerke, from the National STEM Learning Network, explains how to become a STEM Ambassador and why it is an important role.

Here to help: questions raised

Jocelyn Pryce, Head of Registration and Training at the IBMS, discusses issues around the laboratory approval process.

The importance of non-technical skills

Dawn Alderson, a Functional Manager in Training and Education, draws lessons from the aviation industry to argue that non-technical skills are vital for laboratories. 

How to... approach UKAS assessment

John Ringrow and Al Bryant, Senior Assessment Managers at the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), share some pointers on how to make the ISO15189:2012 assessment process smooth and enjoyable. 

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Journal-based learning for October

Each article’s contents should be read, researched and understood, and you should then come to a decision on each question. The pass mark is 17 out of 20 questions answered correctly. JBL exercises may be completed at any time until the published deadline date. Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

Here to help: reflective writing

An important part of the Institute’s qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Coaching theory and practice

Dave Eccleston provides a synopsis of the work he undertook on coaching as part of a postgraduate degree course.

How to… provide mentoring

Senior biomedical scientist Asha Velani discusses mentoring and the setting up of a scheme for students at the University of Westminster.

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