The Part A examination is intended to test a candidate's knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of public health. The Part B examination is designed as a 'show how' assessment of the candidate's ability to apply relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to the practice of public health.
It is not necessary to hold a medical qualification to sit these examinations, nor is it necessary to be enrolled in a training course.
Success in the Part A examination leads to election into Diplomate Membership, and success in the Part B examination leads to election into Full Membership of the Faculty of Public Health.
Information on both examinations can be found by following the links to the left, or by downloading the Regulations and Information for Candidates.
November 2012 – Notification of change to the Part A Syllabus
From 1 September 2013, an updated Part A Syllabus will come into effect. All documents relating to the change, including the background and context are available.