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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Drug Development by University of California San Diego

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About the Course

The University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Development course brings you lectures from both faculty and industry experts. With this course, recorded on campus at UCSD, we seek to share our access to top people in the field who bring an unprecedented range of expertise on drug development. In this course you will learn the different stages of clinical development as well as the regulatory including but not limited to, an Investigational New Drug Application (IND), New Drug Application (NDA), and product labeling. Additionally you will learn how to Incorporate study design methods for consideration in the design of clinical protocols to assess safety, tolerability, and efficacy in multiple therapeutic areas. In this course you will learn the different phases of clinical development: * Phase 1 or early stage clinical trial are conducted primar­ily to determine how the new drug works in humans, its safety profile and to predict its dosage range. It typically involves between 30 and 100 healthy volunteers. * Phase 2 or Proof of Concept POC studies test for efficacy as well as safety and side effects in a group of between 30 to 200 hundred patients with the disease for which the new drug is being developed. * Phase 3 or late stage clinical development involve much larger group of patients, between a few hundred to thousands, depending on the indication, which will help determine if the new drug can be considered both safe and effective. It will involve control groups using placebo and/or current treatment as a comparison. * Product registration and approval process after a drug is considered safe and effective from Phase 3 trials, it must be authorized in each individual country before it can be marketed. All data gen­erated about the small molecule or biologic is collected and submitted to the regulatory authorities in the US at the FDA, Food and Drug Administration FDA, in Europe the EMA or European Medicines Agency, Japan Ministry of Health and other countries which may require their own national approvals. This course is intended as part 2 of a series: Drug Discovery (, Drug Development and Drug Commercialization ( We would highly recommend that you take the courses in order since it will give you a better understanding on how a drug is discovered in the lab before being tested in clinical trials and then launched in the market place....

Top reviews


Oct 15, 2018

Very well done and informative. I truly appreciate the Drug process in entirety being broken down into sections that are easy to comprehend. It is obvious the speakers were chosen for their knowledge.


May 24, 2020

I am really glad to have course offered by california university . Its really helpful for me. And i am thankful to all lecturer, and teachers to explain overall drug development process.

Thank you!

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By Saras H T

Aug 12, 2020

it was very fruitful course

By Gaurav b

Jun 5, 2020

great and very informative

By Nanting N

May 11, 2020

I really enjoy this class!

By Ewmi R

Oct 9, 2020

A well structured course.

By prudhvi r

May 21, 2020

Easy way of understanding

By Methun P

Aug 10, 2019

awesome course.i enjoyed.

By Tahir H

Dec 23, 2019

It was a good experience


Jul 2, 2020

giving more information

By Israel V V

Jun 22, 2020

I learned a lot, thanks

By Chintan B

Aug 26, 2019

Very Informative course

By Jyoti B

Jan 31, 2022

The course is ecellent

By Pratik P

Apr 22, 2020

Nc course it's useful


Oct 1, 2020

Knowledgeable course

By Choudhary S A

Jan 5, 2022

eexcellent course

By ankita p

Sep 17, 2021

informative course

By Akilesh

Jun 13, 2020

Very useful course

By Magdoline N N

Oct 9, 2019

Very useful course

By Raghad K

Aug 20, 2021

very informative

By Rodney T

Mar 26, 2021

Very good course.

By Sarah s

Nov 19, 2020

Veryy nice course

By Melody F

Jul 19, 2020

Excellent course!

By J P V

May 26, 2020

nice course .....

By aula s

Jan 6, 2020

Thank you so much

By Sanghamitra M

Mar 13, 2023

Very informative

By Mahmoud A

Dec 3, 2021

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