Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
507 FETP: Public Health Programs
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Saudi Arabia has a strong public health program targeting towards provision of  primary
health care, control of high priority diseases (tuberculosis,  immunizable diseases, malaria,
diabetes mellitus, cancer, hypertension, obesity  etc.) and environmental health. As majority
of the graduates of the program are  likely to work in one of these programs, getting a
firsthand exposure to these  programs, will enable to the residents to be more prepared for
their future  assignments.

On completion of this unit, the student will be able to comprehend:
the structure, functions, strengths and weaknesses of public health programs in  Saudi
current epidemiological concerns of priority public health diseases and other  issues

Programs to be covered:
Major public health programs of Saudi Arabia including
Malaria Control Program
Tuberculosis control Program
Leishsmaniasis, HIV,
Smoking Control?
Environmental Protection
Reproductive Health
Child Health
Diabetes control
Premarital screening
Cardiovascular disease control
Neonatal screening
Health education and information

Teaching Strategy:
The training program will consist of visits to local, regional and central  offices of the
concerned health programs and brief attachments to one of them  for each resident. The
training will be shared with managers and planners of  these health programs at various
levels, to acquaint the residents with the  current status of these programs in the country.

Course Assessment:
This program contribute 100 marks to the final evaluation, and will be based on  attendance
and active participation during the visit, and will be evaluated by  coordinator of this unit.
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