Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Education, Distance, Mental health.


In the duration of the emerging pandemic, the transition to online learning also occurred this school year 2020-2021, which affected the physical and mental well-being of the students. This was caused by the reformation in the learning model due to the pandemic affecting the educational system around the world, including the Philippines. Due to this shift, students, especially those in medical schools, have undergone adjustments because of the changes with limitations to conducting medical education. This study shows the level of the physical and mental health status of the medical undergraduate students in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. In addition, this study aims to assess the factors that may influence the physical and mental health of the students, which includes their profile, amount of sleep, class hours, and study hours. Among 105 respondents, 35 students each coming from the College of Rehabilitation and Sciences, College of Nursing, and College of Medical Laboratory Science, 91 students have a physical health status below the average function of the Singapore English population. On the other hand, 96 students have a mental health status that is also below the average function of the Singapore English population. The findings using Pearson correlation also revealed that sex has a significant relationship with the physical health status of the students, with a p-value of 0.013. The majority of medical undergraduate students in DLSMHSI are inclined to a poor physical and mental health status in reference to the Singapore English population, and it is the female students who are most affected, specifically in terms of their physical well-being.