Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) Course Layout
Course Unit with Credit Hours
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Course No. Course Title   Credit Hours
Theory          Practicle
  First Year : First Semester
501 FETP Principles of Epidemiology 2 1
502 FETP Bio-statistics 2 0
503 FETP Epidemiologic Application of Microcomputers 0 2
504 FETP Infectious Disease Epidemiology 2 0
505 FETP Chronic Disease Epidemiology 2 0
Total Credit Hours 11
  First Year : Second Semester
506 FETP Scientific Writing and Report Preparation 1 2
507 FETP Public Health Programs 1 0
508 FETP Seminars in Epidemiology I 0 1
513 FETP Epidimiology Practice I 0 2
518 FETP Outbreak Investigations I 0 2
522 FETP Surveillance Systems I 0 1
Total Credit Hours 10
  First Year : Summer
509 FETP Seminar in Epidemilogy II 0 0.5
514 FETP Epidimiology Practice II 0 1
519 FETP Outbreak Investigations II 0 1
523 FETP Surveillance Systems II 0 1
Total Credit Hours 3.5
Second Year : First Semester
510 FETP Seminar in Epidemilogy III 0 1
515 FETP Epidimiology Practice III 0 2
520 FETP Outbreak Investigations II 0 2
524 FETP Surveillance Systems III 0 2
527 FETP Scientific Presentations I 0 1
529 FETP Training Activities I 0 1
Total Credit Hours 9
Second Year : Second Semester
511 FETP Seminar in Epidemilogy IV 0 1
516 FETP Epidimiology Practice IV 0 2
521 FETP Outbreak Investigations IV 0 2
525 FETP Surveillance Systems IV 0 2
528 FETP Scientific Presentations II 0 1
530 FETP Training Activities II 0 1
Total Credit Hours 9
Second Year : Summer
512 FETP Seminar in Epidemilogy V 0 0.5
517 FETP Epidimiology Practice V 0 1
526 FETP Long Term Project 0 4
Total Credit Hours 5.5
Grand Total 48