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August: journal-based learning

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

Clinical chemistry classics: tumour markers

This series continues with a brief review of pioneering work in the development, analysis and clinical application of important tumour markers, with two examples from the CA serum series – CA125 and CA15-3.

British Journal of Biomedical Science Issue 3 2018: a synopsis

Issue 3 of our journal is now completed. By the time you read this, the hard copy i may already have landed on your doormats, and those of you who have been to the website will already have accessed and read some of the papers. Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content in the latest issue.

HOW TO... INTERACT WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

Knowing what to prepare before meeting potential employers can give you a headstart in the competitive biomedical scientist job market. The team from recruitment specialists Matchtech give their guidance.

Tips for exam success

Chris Ward, IBMS Head of Examinations, provides advice for those undertaking IBMS examinations and those supporting candidates this September.

Editorial: scientists deliver

The NHS is missing out on what biomedical scientists have to offer beyond the door of the laboratory. 

The progress of histopathology reporting

Jo Horne, Andrew Usher and Gerry van Schalkwyk discuss the progress of the histopathology reporting programme and look to the future.

Antibiotic resistance and microwaves

Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology Tina Joshi looks at the detection of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in the timeframe of a doctor’s appointment.

June: Journal-based learning

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.

How to… make the most of placements

Bamidele Farinre, Specialist Biomedical Scientist, advises on how students and employers can get the most out of work placements.

Here to Help: Specialist Portfolio update

Following a review to update the various Specialist Portfolios, Version 4 will be available from July, writes Alan Wainwright, IBMS Executive Head of Education.

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