The DFPH examination is intended to test candidates' knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of public health, and their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the practice of public health. It consists of two written papers (Paper I and Paper II). Both Papers I and II are split into two parts/components A and B (Paper IA, Paper IB, Paper IIA and Paper IIB) and taken over two consecutive days.
More information on the structure of the DFPH can be found here.
Candidates are expected to have acquired specialist knowledge and skills in public health and show a clear understanding of the principles and methods of related disciplines - notably applied statistics, behavioural sciences, health economics and management (see exam content).
New standard-setting arrangements were introduced to the DFPH examination in January 2017. More information about this can be found here.