508-12 FETP: Seminars in Epidemiology (4-credit hours)
Epidemiology is an ever-changing science, with a large amount of information generated continuously due to changes in
epidemiology of diseases or epidemiological methods. This course will enable the resident to keep updated with the current
issues in Epidemiology, while providing them an opportunity to develop skills in searching, organizing and presenting
information of epidemiological interest to the peers.

Objectives:
The activity will enable the resident to
keep updated with the current topics in Epidemiology
to provide them an opportunity to develop the skills in the art of presentation

Activities:
Residents will be assigned on rotational basis to identify an issue of current epidemiological importance, conduct an
literature search on the issue and present it to the peers in FETP
Residents will also be provided opportunity to present their study proposals, reports of surveillance and epidemiological
practice assignments to improve their skills in presentation, while obtaining critical comments from the audience to
improve the technical quality of their work
Residents will be encouraged to attend the seminars and conferences locally and internationally to update their
knowledge on current issues in epidemiology.
Seminars will also be arranged based on the webcasts and other online lectures made available online by reputed
academicians and international organizations.

Assessment:
This study unit will contribute 400 marks to the final evaluation of the course, which will be awarded based upon the
evaluation of teaching staff attending the presentations.
Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Health in Saudi Arabia
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