Basic Public Health Medicine Test

About the Basic Public Health Medicine Test

  • The Basic Public Health Medicine test (BPHMT) is organised by the College of Public Health Medicine - Academy of Medicine Malaysia (CPHM-AMM) in collaboration with the Public Health Medicine Conjoint Board.
  • The BPHMT will be held on the 12 September 2019, starting at 10.00 am at the Main Examination Hall, University of Malaya.
  • The University of Malaya only provides the venue and evaluation facilities for the BPHMT.
  • Any inquiry about the BPHMT should be made through the following email - contact@cphm.my.
  • Only registered candidates will be allowed to sit for the BPHMT.
  • Registration for the BPHMT is only available online through the registration webpage.
  • Registration for the BPHMT closes at 11.59 pm on 10 September 2019.
  • The registration fee is RM350.00, which need to be deposited into the CPHM-AMM Maybank account - College of Public Health Medicine - Acc No: 514123134872. Please use your Identity Card number as the reference when submitting the deposit.
  • All registered candidates sitting for the BPHMT must bring along a printed copy of their letter of confirmation for the BPHMT along with their Identity Card to the registration counter in the Main Examination Hall, University of Malaya.
  • The registration counter will open from 08.30-09.30 am on the day of the test, any candidate coming after 09.30 am will not be allowed to sit for the test.
  • The BPHMT is only one of the requirements for the application for Cuti Belajar Bergaji Penuh (CBBP) and Hadiah Latihan Persekutuan (HLP) for the Master of Public Health-Doctor of Public Health (MPH-DrPH) programme for the intake year 2020.
  • Successfully completing the BPHMT does not automatically entitle the candidate to be eligible for the CBBP+HLP. The candidate needs to complete the other requirements as set by the Ministry of Health.

Outline of the Basic Public Health Medicine Test

  • The BPHMT consists of 50 questions and candidates are required to answer all the 50 questions.
  • Each question will have five (5) items. The test comprises a total of 250 items.
  • For each item, answer True or False based on your understanding of the statement.
  • Marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer, however, the minimum marks for each question is zero (0).
  • The total marks for the test is 250.
  • The duration of the test is 120 minutes.

Scope of the Basic Public Health Medicine Test

  • This BPHMT will cover the five (5) major disciplines of Public Health: Epidemiology; Health, Policy and Management, Occupational and Environmental Health; Family Health; and Biostatistics.
  • The minimum level of knowledge required for the BPHMT is equivalent to the public health syllabus taught at the undergraduate medical programme in Malaysia.
  • Reference textbook should be the recommended textbook at any of the Malaysian universities.

Validity of Public Health Medicine Test

  • Ministry of Health Malaysia will consider the performance in the 2019 BPHMT for assessment of CBBP+HLP application for Master of Public Health-Doctor of Public Health (MPH-DrPH) programme for the intake year 2020.
  • The results of the 2019 BPHMT are recognised by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the CBBP+HLP application for the MPH-DrPH programme intake up to the year 2022.
  • Candidates who are not satisfied with their performance in the 2019 BPHMT can attempt the MEDEX Exam for their CBBP+HLP application for MPH-DrPH programme intake for the year 2021 onwards.

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