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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 28, 2024
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmacoAnalytics ARCO

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The purpose of the Area of Concentration in Pharmacoanalytics (ARCO-PA) in the School of Pharmacy is to allow students to learn and implement data analysis techniques while completing their PharmD degree. The ARCO-PA is designed to help students utilize data and technology to enhance pharmaceutical use, operations, and outcomes and drive better quality patient care while also providing pharmacists with the tools and knowledge necessary to analyze trends from large data sets and then interpret these trends in a way that allows them to improve their daily practice. Students will become acquainted with big data sources, managing data, data analytic techniques from experience with statistical and analytics software to apply towards decision-making processes in the pharmacy field, including drug development, drug pricing and acquisition, and patient care outcomes.

ARCO-PA Academic Requirements

The ARCO-PA consists of six credits of approved elective classroom-based courses, two Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs), and an approved project conducted under the guidance of an advisor. A minimum of 16 credit hours of coursework and rotations in the ARCO-PA are required. It does not require the student to take additional credits, but rather is a way for students to concentrate their classroom and experiential learning experiences in a focused way to meet the intent of the area of concentration.

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