Field Epidemiology Training Program
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
What is Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) ?
Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) is the part of the
Preventive Medicine Department, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia. FETP is conducting two years postgraduate training
in the field of epidemiology in collaboration with King Saud
university and also provide technical support to the ministry in
surveillance and issues of Public Health importance. In addition, it
is also conducting numerious short courses in different regions of
the Kingdom including Basic Epidemiology, Research Methodology
and Computer based research data management using EPI Info
The idea of starting a postgraduate program in Epidemiology evolved from the need of the Ministry of
Health to staff positions in the preventive medicine divisions, both within the Ministry and in Health
Regions, with qualified practicing Saudi epidemiologists, highly trained in the area of discovering and
combating epidemics, and in improving preventive programs.
Highlights of FETP Training Activities