Diploma in Field Epidemiology Training Program (DFE)

Responsibilities of FETP Graduate
After graduating from FETP, their responsibilities includes;
Graduates are able to work at differents levels;
Epidemic Investigation
Disease Surveillance
Supervision and administation of Public Health Programs
Hospital Infection Control
Planning and organization of the epidemiological training activities
Teaching and research in epidemiology
Within Ministry of Health
Regional Health Directorates
Hospital Infection Control
Primary Health Care Centers
DFE Course comprises of Class room teaching and field training. More emphasis is given for the field training which includes attachments of residents with different public health department in the ministry of health, which provide them with hands on training and real time experiences.
The Diploma in Field Epidemiology (DFE) is postgraduate Diploma awarded by King Saud University College of Medicine - Riyadh and is recognized as equivalent to a Masters Degree by Saudi Council for Health Specialities, Ministry of Health and Bureau of Civil Services.
To be eligible for FETP applicants must ...
Eligibility Criteria:
Possess an M.B.B.S. degree or equivalent with a grade of "good" or better
Passing an English proficiency test (IELTS 6 and above or equivalent)
Work experience
Research experience
Attending conferences, courses, symposia, workshops etc. in the field of public health and epidemiology
At least two recommendations from experts in the field.
Be a Saudi national and One applicant can be accepted from the MOH of each GCC countries each year.
Get a letter of "no objection" from his sponsor to apply in FETP and letter of release from the sponsor for the whole duration of the program in case of acceptance.
Have the ability to work in the Field Epidemiology with its frequent traveling, even to far areas.
Pass the written test and interview by the admission committee
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Field Epidemiology Training Program
Assistant Agency for Preventive Health, Agency for Public Health
Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia