Edmund Jessop

The best way to contact me is by email: Edmund.jessop@gmail.com

PREPARING FOR THE PART A EXAMINATION OF THE FACULTY OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MFPH)

I run a revision course for the Part A exam, about a month before each sitting. This is a two-day course which focuses on exam technique. It is suitable for people who have completed a Masters course or equivalent basic learning.

 

Next courses in England, for people sitting in June 2018:

April 6th and 7th in Winchester [30 places]

April 23rd and 24th in Winchester [20 places]

 

How to book: send me an email on or after 1st February 2018 stating when you plan to sit the exam

 

Next courses in Hong Kong:

I hope that there will be a course in Hong Kong in May 2018. Please contact HKCCM for information.

 

Downloads and other stuff:

1.     Click here for the course handout including tips on technique.

2.   This is the full text version, which is fully referenced with hyperlinks for you to follow up matters of interest. To read before or after but this is NOT what you need on the course.If you do download this please send me some feedback on what needs updating / expanding etc.

3.   I run a weekly blog of interesting papers in journals.

Exam material

Paper IA and other papers: Iím sometimes asked how to work concrete examples into answers. Hereís how to do it.

Paper IB: The management section is difficult to revise with some odd topics. But if itís in the syllabus, the examiners can set a question. Here are some exam-length essays (not quite answers to questions).

Paper IIA: here are some examples of Ďstrength and weaknessí answers. Thatís only 40% of the marks, so here is an example of a briefing to a politician based on this research paper.

Paper IIB: Here is a mock Paper IIB with some extra data and calculation examples.

Miscellaneous: Some people find mind maps a good way to plan an answer when in a hurry. Here and here are a couple of examples kindly provided by Behrooz Behbod.