Due to the necessity of the Ministry of Health to support the preventive medicine divisions, either within the Ministry's Agency for Public Health departments or in health regions, with highly qualified and well-trained Saudi professionals in the field of epidemics detection and control who can lead in the development of preventive programs for communicable and non-communicable diseases.
What is Saudi FETP?
To be in the lead of the field of locally, regionally, and international studying and controlling epidemics' to play an effective role impacting the public health and safety in the Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia; and to remarkably contribute to the science and practices of the applied epidemiology.
Graduating specialists in the field epidemiology possessing scientific and practical efficiency on epidemiology, high ethical standards, and the leadership traits enabling them to tend to their community, and the constructive critical thinking; in order to enhance research and improvement on the public health field. .....
Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) is one of the main teaching activity of FETP. DFE is a postgraduate Diploma awarded by King Saud University College of Medicine - Riyadh and is recognized as equivalent to a Masters Degree by Saudi Council for Health Specialities, Ministry of Health and Bureau of Civil Services.
Diploma in Field Epidemiology Training Program (DFE)
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Applications for Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) for the Session 2018-20 are now closed. The applications are being processed. The entry test will held in King Saud University, Riyadh. The date and time of the test will be notified later..

Please click the link below to read more about DFE course eligibility criteria, admission procedure and course layout.
The idea of launching a program for post-graduate studies on epidemiology came into being in 1409 (1989). Thus, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control .....
Field Epidemiology Training Program
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Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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