Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
508-12 FETP: Seminars in Epidemiology  (4- credit hours)
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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.
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