PHHP 645 School and Adolescent Health

The course is a study of the biological, psychological, social and spiritual changes that occur among young people during school ages and adolescence and the impact of these changes that is of public health concern. It will explore major health issues unique to these groups and create strategies to assist them in rational decision making and providing programs to maintain health. It will include mechanisms of health and disease. This course requires field work.

Units: 3


Graduate students:

  • MPH

This course may also be taken by

  • Health Professionals for continuing education
  • Health Professionals as non-degree course for professional development
  • Graduate students of other schools as transfer credit


At least 3-4 hours/day



At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Examine and recognize the physical, psychosocial and spiritual growth and development among children of school ages and the adolescents and how each stage influences the succeeding stages of development.
  2. Determine health issues that confront these age group and those especially related to school health.
  3. Describe and analyze strategies for promoting health in the school set up.
  4. Integrate theories into practice through field work thereby displaying competence and skills.
  5. Critically review school, family, and community programs and policies designed to prevent the health problem or promote health among this age group.



Unit 1

Introduction to School Health

Unit 2

Healthy and Safe Environment

Unit 3

The Preschool Child

Unit 4

School Age Child: Physical and Cognitive Development

Unit 5

School Age Child: Socio-emotional and Moral Development

Unit 6

Adolescence: Physical Development

Unit 7

Adolescence: Psycho-social Development

Unit 8

Adolescent Child-Health Issues




Naw Grace Mang, DrPH

Naw Grace Mang, from Myanmar, is an adjunct course facilitator for Public Health Department at AIIAS. She finished her Masters and Doctorate in Public Health at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) and the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP), respectively.



Evelyn Almocera, MPH, MD

Dr. Evelyn Almocera is a medical doctor that serves as the AIIAS school physician. She is a certified school health consultant by the Philippine Academy of Physicians in School Health. She serves as an associate professor in the Department of Public Health at AIIAS.