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The MFPH consists of the Part A and the Part B (OSPHE) examinations.

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.

Latest news

New standard-setting arrangements were introduced to the Part A MFPH examination in January 2017. Please see our Part A Development page for further information.

30 October 2015 - FPH statement on the MFPH Part A Examination.

FPH statement on the reciprocal arrangement between the MFPH Part A Examination and the Irish MFPHMI Part I Examination in relation to CCT.

Cost of training

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has issued a statement regarding the cost of training for royal colleges and faculties and the principles that they should adhere to.

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