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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 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


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By Nindhana P

Dec 29, 2021

Great summary and refresher of drug discovery process and key concepts!

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

By serena v

May 30, 2020

It's very easy to learn in short term time about the drug discovery

By Mudaliar S S S

Jun 26, 2020

Learned a lot involving drug discovery nd advancements in industry

By Srujana M

Aug 17, 2020

Very informative. Gives new insight on the Drug Discovery system.

By Brintha P G

May 3, 2020

Though not intense, It gave me a basic overview of drug discovery

By Ojo O

Nov 18, 2021

I totally love the contents of this course. it is an eye opener!

By Nishant

Aug 18, 2021

It was a good experience. Get knowledge about so many new things

By Moustafa A F A

Jul 29, 2020

It is very interesting. I gained a lot of important information.

By Carlos A M

Jul 12, 2020

Excellent lectures, up to date material and prominent speakers.


May 10, 2020

The course was good and the course contents were highly useful.

By Sudhir K P

Apr 29, 2020

Nice course to learn deep about the drug discovery and delivery

By The N E

Aug 18, 2020

a great course for a pharma or a chemical engineering student.

By Vijay

Aug 5, 2020

Subtitles is not accurate to speech.timings should be adjusted

By mohan k

May 4, 2018

this course use full for those are in the pharmaceutical field

By Wenbing Y

Nov 25, 2016

very useful, very practical. The professors told nice stories.

By Abhilansh p

May 12, 2020

Awesome course tells you about the basics of pharma universe.

By Rishabh G

Apr 5, 2017

The course was interesting, enjoyable and easy to comprehend.

By Miriam K

Dec 6, 2020

Excellent course, really enjoyed it - would really recommend