Below is an archive of posts relevant to the MFPH Part A exam… these are broadly divided into 3 categories: Process, Knowledge and Skills.
NB: These are my notes to aid my revision – if you do spot any inaccuracies or would like to contribute additional key points, please do so by commenting on the relevant post.
- Am I ready to Part A?
- Getting to know you, getting to know all about… the Part A syllabus
- And it begins…
- Exam Techniques
Research Methods (1)
Disease causation and diagnostic process in relation to public health (2)
Health Information (3)
Medical sociology, social polocy and health economics (4)
Organisaion and management of health care and health care programmes (5)
Data handling skills:
- Sensitivity and Specificity
- Positive and Negative Predictive Values (PPV + NPV)
- Numbers Needed to Treat (NNT)
- Relative Risk
- Odds Ratio
- Attributable Fraction
- Standard Error and Confidence Intervals – a) of a mean, b) of a proportion and c) for more than one proportion
- Chi Square for 2×2 tables
- McNemar’s test
- Direct and Indirect Standardisation (+ confidence intervals)
- Weighted averages