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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


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.


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.

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By Liew H P

Aug 15, 2017

This course provides a good basic run down of some aspects of Drug Discovery.

By Álvaro S V

Feb 12, 2019

It is a good course to get into the pharmaceutical and drug discovery world

By Syed M A P

Dec 7, 2021

This course provides a good introduction to Drug Discovery concepts.


Jun 12, 2020

It's very excellent experiences. Knowledge increasing experience

By Anuradha k

Aug 17, 2020

it is a good course and has emmence knowledge. THANKYOU COURSERA

By perla b

Nov 15, 2020

a good introduction about the complex process of drug discovery

By Vennila J

Jun 30, 2020

This course has paved way to become proficient in the concepts.

By Anusuya.T

Nov 22, 2020

This courses is help to gain knowledge and spread knowledge

By Pragna M K

Jun 10, 2020

Very detailed oriented. Loved the way it has been designed.

By Zhelin L

Oct 19, 2019

Very friendy for beginner to the pharmaceutical industry.

By Javier T

Mar 26, 2020

Interesting and informative course about drug discovery.

By Hesham E

May 9, 2020

The course is concise, yet informative and resourceful.

By Roxana A S

Jan 6, 2022

Loved the course but it looks like it needs an update!

By 17BU1R0084

Jun 22, 2020

Drug discovery was quite interesting and complicated.

By Christine C

Jul 9, 2021

Great course but the material is a bit dated (~2013)

By Michal P

Apr 8, 2019

The course is a good introduction to drug discovery.


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By Sterling J

Dec 6, 2020

Great and concise introduction to drug discovery.

By Ahmed S A

Nov 6, 2020

very good and will help me a lot after graduation

By Anuradha K

May 23, 2020

Key concepts of drug discovery was the BEST.

By Mohamed M M A

Sep 9, 2017

The content of the course is very excellen.

By Prasanna K V

Apr 9, 2020

Very brief, but helpful for fresh readers.

By Dr. H H

May 16, 2018

Sequence of lessons could be more logical

By Vanja T

Feb 15, 2018

Update needed, new data and materials.

By Durgaprasad R

Sep 18, 2020