The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Its clinical and teaching sites are at Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital, Princess Marina Hospital and Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital. The department has a teaching staff complement of five psychiatrists and one clinical psychologist.
The Departments mission is to make mental health an integral part of medical training and produce graduates with a good grounding in psychiatry who, among other things, would be able to deliver mental health services at both secondary and primary care levels. Students are thus empowered to be able to apply the acquired medical and psychopathological knowledge as well as procedural skills in the management of patients under their care.