Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
General Instructions for Residents
First Week in Program
There will be no classes in the first week. During this week the residents are
encouraged to get oriented to the different sections of FETP. They will be introduced
to the FETP supervisor, FETP coordinator at King Saud University (KSU), the
consultants in the program, the administrative assistant, the librarian and the editor.
During this week, graduate students are advised to
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§ Each resident should get his own copy of the following books from librarian:
Ÿ Principles of Epidemiology (Manual) by CDC
Ÿ Practicals in Epidemiology - Student Manual 
Ÿ Foundations of Epidemiology by Lilienfeld and Stolley
Ÿ Essential of Medical Statistics by Kirkwood
Ÿ Control of Communicable Diseases by APHA
Ÿ Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control by APHA
Ÿ Dictionary of Epidemiology by Last
complete ALL registration procedures at KSU, and obtain a student identification card (I.D.). Being a full time graduate student at KSU, their university I.D. will be their pass for KSU facilities, including the biomedical library.
Take care of housing and related living affairs. The in-class course is so condensed and they may not have enough time for such activities as the course begins. FETP is not responsible for arranging accommodation and transportation for its residents. Special transportation services will be arranged for female residents as they get involved in official epidemiologic activities.
Carefully, read the regulations for diploma course given in this handbook and other brochures made available
Residents should choose a representative to serve as a liaison between the residents and the FETP supervisor or consultants.
If an instructor brought some written material for the group, the class representative will be requested to make copies for himself and his colleagues. A copy of this handout should be given to the course coordinator. Only an FETP staff is allowed to use the photocopier.