Field Epidemiology Training Program
Overview on the Program
Given the Ministry’s need to support the preventive medicine divisions, either within the Ministry's Agency for Public Health departments or in Health Affairs, with highly qualified and well-trained Saudi professionals in the field of epidemics detection and control who can lead in the development of preventive programs for communicable and non-communicable diseases, the idea of launching a program for post-graduate studies on epidemiology was materialized in 1409H. (1989). Thus, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and King Saud University in Riyadh, initiated the Field Epidemiology Training Program, now affiliated to the Ministry's Agency for Public Health. So far, the program has graduated 28 batches in the field epidemiology diploma. The total number of graduates reached 135, including eight graduates from the Omani Ministry of Health. The remaining are Saudis working in the different Health Affairs across the Kingdom.

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