Revision course for the Part A of the examination for membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health

The Part A Examination is the first of two elements of the Membership Examination for the UK Faculty of Public Health. The Part A Examination comprises four written papers sat over 2 days.

This two day course is designed to assist preparation for the Part A Examination.

The principal aim of the course is to assist delegates improve their examination technique for the Part A paper. Over the two days we will explore the more common ways in which topics in the syllabus are examined in Paper 1 and in light of these will consider various frameworks and approaches to structure written answers. Critical appraisal skills and data handling techniques will be revised to support preparation for paper 2.

Course Overview

1. How to structure your answer to questions on:

  • Research methods
  • Disease causation and the diagnostic process in relation to public health; prevention and health promotion
  • Health information
  • Medical Sociology, Social Policy and Health Economics
  • Organisation and management of health care and health care programmes

2. How to be a critical appraiser (and not describer)

3. How to overcome your “I don’t like stats” and Paper 2B fears.

The course will focus substantially on technique and not on content.  It is not suitable for delegates with no or only limited familiarity with the content of the Part A syllabus.