Telephone Number: (+63) (46) 414-4300 Ext. 385.
Galvez, Cesar, Department Chair, Professor, DrPH/MTh (2001/1988, Loma Linda University/Seminario Adventista Latinoamericano de Teologia) 2009, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Health Ministries
Almocera, Evelyn, Associate Professor, MD/MPH (1982/1998, Southwestern University/Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies) 1992, Health Throughout the Life Cycle
Calbayan, Chirlynor, Assistant Professor, DrPH/RND (2012/2000, Adventist University of the Philippines) 2013 Preventive Health Care and Nurtition
Szamko, Glida Ivonne, Instructor, MD (2003, Universidad Privada del Valle), 2017, Community Research and Service Coordinator.
Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphases in
The MPH is offered in three modes: On campus, Online, and in Distance Learning Centers.
The philosophy of the Public Health Department derives from the health perspectives of biblical Christianity. Humankind are whole beings with physical, emotional, social, ecological, and spiritual dimensions, and are created and redeemed as whole persons. While scientific inquiry is embraced as a contemporary and effective tool to achieve whole person's health, the Public Health Department considers that health, disease, and healing dynamics are determined to a large extent by adherence or non-adherence to God's moral ad natural laws. Redemption by Jesus Christ brings healing and transformation of lifestyles for longer and higher quality of life.
Develop leaders to serve and transform society through evidence-based health promotion and Bible-based lifestyle principles.
An internationally recognized model for Christian public health graduate education.
The MPH graduate
1. Addresses ecological determinants of health
2. Involves a network of multi-sectors in health promotion
3. Develops appropriate community based health improvement programs
4. Addresses health issues throughout the life cycle
5. Works together with the community in assessing, planning, developing, and evaluating health promotion interventions
6. Applies theories and models in lifestyle improvement of behavior change in health interventions
7. Prepares community for environmental emergencies
8. Employs effective disaster management strategies
9. Conducts health research
10. Communicates effectively one to one and to the community
11. Uses mass media in health communications, and
12. Wholistically integrates scientific knowledge and the Bible
The MPH program requires a total of 240 hours of Field Learning Internship experience for those who do not choose a thesis as their culminating experience.
FLI consists of practical field experience where the student works as an intern, doing a variety of tasks, in a variety of settings. Internship activities will be chosen to complement and broaden the student's learning experiences, as they work directly with or under health professionals in new or ongoing health programs, activities or facilities as part of the team. Prerequisite: all MPH course work successfully completed.
The Field Learning Internship Advisor (FLIA) will plan and supervise the field learning internship placement, activities and expectations for every enrolled student. MPH students will work with, and possibly under the direction of experienced health professionals as mentors in five different pre-identified areas: (1) Adventist Church Conference/Division/Union "Health Ministries" department offices, (2) adopted or chosen community, (3) government and non-government health or health-related agencies, (4) hospital, rehabilitation center and/or wellness clinic/center, (5) AIIAS Health TV & Internet Program.
For DLC and Online students, the FLIA will plan and coordinate the field learning internship placement, activities and expectations as follows: Students will initially choose and suggest particular place(s) in each area accordingly, and send all necessary contact information. The FLIA will send the request for collaborative efforts in making a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to all suggested organizations/companies. Field learning internship can only be instituted after everything have been fully agreed upon between all parties.
There will be a minimum of 240 clock hours (strictly workplace hours) of field internship activities, and must be completed for a minimum of ten weeks, eight hours per day, typically from Monday to Wednesday. The rest of the week will be utilized for planning administrative aspects of the internship including the writing of reports.
DLC and Online MPH students, who find difficulty in following the outline procedure to complete the internship hours, may place a written request for variation of these arrangements. Internshi[ can only be started after the requested alternative procedure is fully agreed upon and approved by the FLIA.
Students are expected to work cooperatively and harmoniously with the FLIA and designated officers and health professional(s) in each assign area. The student should understand the health promotion or education program(s) being implemented, be properly prepared for their roles, and contribute responsibly and professionally. Students must maintain proper professionalism and ethics with members of the community at all times. It is expected that students will demonstrate care and empathy for the public.
The detailed information, guidlines, and report of the Field Learning Internship can be read in the MPH Handbook, available from the program directors.
The comprehensive examination is a requirement for the non-thesis option for the MPH degree. General Graduate School comprehensive examination procedures are outline on page 64 of AIIAS Bulletin. Additional guidelines that are specific to the Public Health Department may be obtained from the MPH Handbook available from the program director.
The master's thesis is one of the two options for the culminating activity in the MPH program. Students selecting the thesis option must enroll for and pass Research Methods and Academic Writing classes before taking the MPH Thesis. The thesis must follow the procedures for research of the Graduate School, and the following additional guidelines: