Jun 19, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Pharmacy, Patient Care Research Concentration, PharmD

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The elective patient care research concentration within the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum will provide students an opportunity to participate in patient care focused research. The concentration comprises 12 credit hours of patient care research, at least 2 credit hours of independent study, and 2 credit hours of patient-care research seminar topics. The research activity will be completed in a clinical practice setting and will be performed under the direct supervision of a COPHS faculty member.

Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the student learning outcomes for the Pharmacy Program, at the completion of the patient care research concentration the student will be able to:

  • Conduct a thorough literature review and write a concise summary of the literature relevant to a research project using appropriate critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Generate, evaluate, analyze, and interpret patient-care data using the principles of scientific research integrity
  • Prepare and submit an IRB application or complete an IRB continuing review for the research project
  • Using knowledge gained through independent study and research seminar courses, conduct a patient-care research study with minimal supervision
  • Create and present a written manuscript and oral presentation summarizing the background, methods, results, and conclusions of the conducted research


The College reserves the right to change the Doctor of Pharmacy with Patient Care Research Concentration curriculum at the discretion of the faculty

First Professional Year

·        Contact Dr. Chad Knoderer (cknodere@butler.edu) to Identify Concentration Mentor

Second Professional Year

Courses (Fall or spring Semester) P2 PharmD Curriculum plus the following

Third Professional Year P3 PharmD Curriculum plus the following

Courses (Fall Semester)

Courses (Spring Semester)

Fourth Professional Year


  • 3 Patient care research rotations Min Units: 12
  • 7 Patient care rotations Min Units: 28

Total Semester Hours: 40

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