Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
527-28 FETP: Scientific Presentations  (2- credit hours)
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Sharing one’s scientific work with the professional colleagues and experts in the area is one
of the important task of any scientific worker and especially an epidemiologist. This unit is
designed to enhance the skills of the residents in this area.

To enable the resident to develop skills in presenting their research findings to the
health professionals

A series of lectures will be organized to provide residents basic understanding of
principles of Oral presentation, especially focusing on presentation to a scientific
A seminar will be organized fortnightly with an invitation to the health professionals in
Ministry of Health and other health institutes with interest in epidemiology and
preventive medicine along with compulsory attendance by the staff and residents of
Epidemiology residents will be required to present findings of their projects including
epidemic investigations, at least twice during their stay in the program.
The activity will be spread over the last 5 semesters of the training program.

This study unit will contribute 200 marks to the final evaluation. Detailed distribution of
marks will be as under:
Own presentation of resident 60% (120 marks) i.e. 60 marks for reach presentation
Attendance in all the seminars 20% (40 marks)
Active participation in the discussion during seminars 20% (40 marks)

All these activities will be monitored and evaluated by the course unit supervisor.
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