Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) Course Evalution
• Each resident has to pass all the components of the program, independently
• Pass marks for each component will be 70% of the total score for the component being evaluated
• Evaluation is being conducted by following methods:
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Course Units Course No. Credit Hours Total Marks
Principles of Epidemiology 501 FETP 3 300
Bio-statistics 502 FETP 2 200
Epidemiologic Application of Microcomputers 503 FETP 2 200
Infectious Disease Epidemiology 504 FETP 2 200
Chronic Disease Epidemiology 505 FETP 2 200
Scientific Writing and Report Preparation 506 FETP 3 300
Public Health Programs 507 FETP 1 100
Seminars in Epidemiology 508-512 FETP 4 400
Epidimiology Practice 513-517 FETP 8 800
Outbreak Investigations 518-521 FETP 7 700
Surveillance Systems 522-525 FETP 6 600
Long Term Project 526 FETP 4 400
Scientific Presentations 527-528 FETP 2 200
Training Activities 529-530 FETP 2 200
Grand Total                                             48 4800
• University Examinations
• Assignments
• Epidemiological studies
• In-class ongoing evaluation
• Attendance