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Approx. 11 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Pharmacists
  • Scientists
  • Biologists
  • Biostatisticians
  • Chemists

Skills you will gain

PharmacologyDrug DevelopmentClinical DevelopmentPharmacokinetics
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Pharmacists
  • Scientists
  • Biologists
  • Biostatisticians
  • Chemists

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
8 minutes to complete

Welcome!

1 video (Total 3 min)
1 video
2 hours to complete

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry Landscape

7 videos (Total 70 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Key Issues for Pharma11m
Global Outlook: What will the Future Look Like?10m
Creating a Sustainable Business12m
Patient-Centric Drug Discovery and Commercialization9m
A New Approach to R&D10m
Innovation and Its Role in Developing Better Drugs7m
3 readings
Meet the Instructors5m
Lecture Slides
A new Master Degree in Science in Drug Development & Product Management at UCSD10m
1 practice exercise
Pharma and Biotech22m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Drug Discovery: Proteomics, Genomics

5 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Drug Discovery: Proteomics, Genomics II11m
Drug Discovery: Proteomics, Genomics III9m
Drug Discovery: Proteomics, Genomics IV9m
Drug Discovery: Proteomics, Genomics V10m
1 reading
Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Drug Discovery: Proteomics, Genomics24m
2 hours to complete

Compound Selection & Preclinical Studies

6 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Compound Selection & Preclinical Studies II9m
Compound Selection & Preclinical Studies III8m
Compound Selection & Preclinical Studies IV10m
Compound Selection & Preclinical Studies V9m
Compound Selection & Preclinical Studies VI13m
1 reading
Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Compound Selection and Pre-clinical Studies34m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery for Protein Kinases

5 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery for Protein Kinases II10m
Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery for Protein Kinases III11m
Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery for Protein Kinases IV9m
Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery for Protein Kinases V8m
2 readings
Optional: Examples using structure based approaches3m
Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery for Protein Kinases20m
1 hour to complete

Key Concepts in Drug Delivery

5 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Key Concepts in Drug Delivery II10m
Key Concepts in Drug Delivery III10m
Key Concepts in Drug Delivery IV10m
Key Concepts in Drug Delivery V6m
1 reading
Lecture Slides
1 practice exercise
Concepts in Drug Delivery Quiz12m
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Top reviews from Drug Discovery

By HGOct 16th 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.

By SKOct 25th 2018

Recommended course for everyone who is interested in the process of Drug Discovery and overall working of the Pharmaceutical Industry. It is a little technical, but completely worth it!

Instructors

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Williams S. Ettouati, Pharm.D.

Director, Industrial Relations & Development; Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, N.S.
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Joseph D. Ma

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

About University of California San Diego

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