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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Drug Discovery 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 Discovery 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 discovery. In this course you will learn the drug discovery process up to the filing of an Initial New Drug Application or IND. Each week you will learn the steps that a pharmaceutical or biotech company goes through to discover a new therapeutic drug. In this course you will be able to: * Understand the pharmaceutical and biotechnology market a changing landscape * Learn the major aspects of the drug discovery process, starting with target selection, to compound screening to designing lead candidates. * Recognize current modern drug discovery based on the lock-and-key theory, which attempts to use one single compound to hit one target to combat the related disease. * Increase understanding of the various drug discovery tools and methods that are used for finding, identifying and designing a new drug. * Define and understand the regulatory responsibilities for drug discovery to file an Investigational New Drug Application (IND). This course is intended as part 1 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

Apr 16, 2021

This course helps to understand the basic fundamental & principles of drug discovery clearly. I am very thankful to the Coursera and University of California San Diego for providing this course to me.

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.

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By Shruti V

Jul 31, 2020

This is a very nice course

By Ayaa E

Jul 26, 2020

The course help me so much

By P S

Jun 19, 2020

explanation was very good

By Alakesh M

Sep 8, 2021

helpful for future study.

By Pratik P

Apr 24, 2020

Very useful and important

By Raghav D

Feb 8, 2020


Thank you so much

By Dr. R K

May 9, 2020

Good course. Thank you!!

By Dr. G N

May 8, 2020

Very informative session

By Ashraful G A

Apr 28, 2020

This is the best course


Jun 23, 2021

Extremely Satisfied,”

By Dr. S T

Oct 5, 2020

informative and simple

By Manuel H R

Jul 29, 2020

Very good. Fundamental

By Moataz A A A

Jul 5, 2020

A very helpful course!

By Jayantilal M

Jun 13, 2020

Nice learning platform

By Md. F A M

Sep 29, 2017

Well decorated course.

By Aravind R R

Oct 18, 2020

This is a nice course

By Mrigank S

Oct 17, 2020

got so much to learn!

By Ewmi H R

Sep 21, 2020

The best course ever.

By Md. A A

Aug 16, 2020

thanks for everything

By Anivarya R

Jun 11, 2020

Wonderful Explanation

By S.Evanjalinejoice

Jun 4, 2020

It's useful course, ☺

By Tetiana K

Dec 31, 2020

Excellent knowledge.

By E01200866-RAJANITHA.R B B

Sep 20, 2020

That's very use full

By anjali j

Jul 30, 2020

Excellent experience

By Gautam J

Mar 17, 2018

it was quite helpful