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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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Jul 16, 2020

this course will be useful for fundamental understanding about drug discovery process

By Megha G

Jul 4, 2020

Aawesome course it helps me to improve by knowledge and skill of the respective field

By Kathryn K

Apr 13, 2020

Excellent course, materials and presentation were very easy to follow and understand.

By Benjamin B G

Oct 28, 2016

such an intriguing and exciting course. I have really learnt a lot. Thanks very much.

By Lauretta I

Aug 16, 2021

Great course, easy to follow lectures and well delivered by the various presenters.

By Said H

Apr 19, 2020

This course is very helpful and professional when it comes to early drug discovery.

By Neha P

Mar 31, 2020

Very informative and very well presented. Highly recommend to all pharmacy students

By Basheer A N

Sep 22, 2021

very useful and helps to progress the intellectual aspect of drug and development

By mehreen

Jun 26, 2018

it`s great,,, and it`ll be more beneficial if i get certificate free from coursea.

By Arslan A

Aug 11, 2020

great course and very understandable lectures from the very experienced teachers.

By Deepmalya G

May 12, 2020

Thank full for this Course. It's help me alot and clear all my dbout and problem.

By Felipe R F

Dec 31, 2019

Very good course. Content given on pharmacokinectics was however too shortened


Jul 30, 2020

I really enjoyed this course.

Thanks coursera for this great opportunity 🙏🙏

By Rohitkumar R

Aug 9, 2020

This Course Will Help full In My Future. It Mainly Useful for Pharma Feild

By Aditya P

Aug 4, 2020

Amazing insight to the entire process in a very effective and detailed way.

By Dr. B S

Dec 27, 2017

This course is good. learn new dimension and perspective of Drug Discovery.

By Erica K T

Apr 10, 2020

Very informative and concise about a subject that is so vast and complex.

By Andrea S B

Jan 26, 2019

An innovate Course, Complete and give us facilitie in time! Great Course!

By Ross M

Jan 7, 2017

Excellent overview. I had to dust of my orgo hat for one of the lectures.

By Joana d a R

Feb 25, 2021

Loved it. Could be more recent, but its fun to know the usa perspective.

By Mumtaz K

Nov 28, 2020

First it's honour to be a part of this course alot of informative for ne


May 22, 2020


By Su X

Jul 27, 2021

An well explained fundamental course for drug discovery and development


May 29, 2020

This is really help

I learn how drug was discover

And industry landscape

By kulsum h

Jul 15, 2021

very informative and clarifying , summarized lectures helped me a lot