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.