Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
503 FETP: Epidemiologic Application of Microcomputers
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Objectives:
To enable students to use computers as a tool in their routine epidemiological studies and
report writing activities. At the end of this course should be
conversant with the commonly used computer hardware, operating systems and software
able to produce a well formatted document using a word processing software and a
graphical package
able to use computer for data analysis while using Epi Info software

Course Outline:
Introduction to computer software/ hardware/ operating systems currently in use
Skill development in word processing using a currently popular software e.g. Microsoft
word
Skill development in graphic presentation using a currently popular software e.g. Microsoft
powerpoint
Skill development in worksheet using a currently popular software e.g. Microsoft Excel
Skill development in using internet and email for search of epidemiological material and
communication
Using Epi Info (windows based) for designing data entry form, entering data into
computer and data analysis

Teaching Strategy:
Teaching will consists of short lectures followed by on-hand training on computers for skill
development.

Course Assessment:
The course will contribute 200 marks to the final evaluation. Assessment will be based on
evaluation of
Microsoft Office assignments 15% (30 marks)
Epi-Info assignments 85% (170 marks)
Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) Course Layout
501 FETP: Principles of Epidemiology 502 FETP: Bio-statistics 503 FETP: Epidemiologic Application of Microcomputers 504 FETP: Infectious Disease Epidemiology 505 FETP: Chronic Disease Epidemiology 506 FETP: Scientific Writing and Report Preparation 507 FETP: Public Health Programs 508 FETP: Seminars in Epidemiology I 509 FETP: Seminar in Epidemilogy II 510 FETP: Seminar in Epidemilogy III
Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) Course Unit
511 FETP: Seminar in Epidemilogy IV 512 FETP: Seminar in Epidemilogy V 513 FETP: Epidimiology Practice I 514 FETP: Epidimiology Practice II 515 FETP: Epidimiology Practice III 516 FETP: Epidimiology Practice IV 517 FETP: Epidimiology Practice V 518 FETP: Outbreak Investigations I 519 FETP: Outbreak Investigations II 520 FETP: Outbreak Investigations III
521 FETP: Outbreak Investigations IV 522 FETP: Surveillance Systems I 523 FETP: Surveillance Systems II 524 FETP: Surveillance Systems III 525 FETP: Surveillance Systems IV 526 FETP: Long Term Project 527 FETP: Scientific Presentations II 528 FETP: Scientific Presentations I 529 FETP: Training Activities I 530 FETP: Training Activities II