Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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.
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
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.
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.