Education and Training

​The Brain and Mind Institute works in broad partnerships and in accordance with a strategic framework to develop academic courses and programmes addressing a wide range of issues in mental health and neurosciences. 

Areas of focus include:

  • Academic neuroscience and relevant curriculum development

  • Specialized medical and nursing education in brain and mind health

  • Undergraduate and graduate integration of mental health content in relevant courses

  • PhD supervision and post-doctoral fellow placements

  • Continuing AKU education programs and in situ health sector training 

Education Programmes

The Institute, in collaboration with AKU's Medical Colleges, Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and other partners, is developing a range of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programmes.  Community-based programmes are also a major area of focus, as are programmes that leverage digital platforms to provide access to knowledge and services, especially to individuals and communities at risk.​

Featured Program​me

The Institute is working with both Schools of Nursing and Midwifery at AKU to introduce a Masters of Mental Health Nursing that is aligned across campuses so as to facilitate integrated learning opportunities for students in various locations. A planning committee is working on the development of this programme.​​​