Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
What is Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) ?
Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is the part of
the Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. FETP is conducting two years
postgraduate training in the field of epidemiology in
collaboration with King Saud university and also provide
technical support to the ministry in surveillance and issues of
Public Health importance. In addition, it is also conducting
numerious short courses in different regions of the Kingdom
including Basic Epidemiology, Research Methodology and
Computer based research data management using EPI Info
The idea of starting a postgraduate program in Epidemiology evolved from the need of the Ministry of
Health to staff positions in the preventive medicine divisions, both within the Ministry and in Health
Regions, with qualified practicing Saudi epidemiologists, highly trained in the area of discovering and
combating epidemics, and in improving preventive programs.