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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


Jun 10, 2020

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 16, 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 Sohail k

Jun 18, 2020

Its great but slide should have picture .

By Arunima R

Jun 14, 2020

Very helpful insights into drug discovery

By D. V

May 12, 2020


By Numan

May 19, 2019

It's a good course to built a frame work.

By Mathew A s

Jul 10, 2020

this course was very useful as of for me

By Marko P

Apr 30, 2020

Very good course, I really reccomend it.

By Natalya M

Dec 10, 2018

Great introduction into Drug Discovery!

By MD. S R

Sep 23, 2020

The course instructors were excellent.

By molabanti e

May 27, 2020

Drug discovery course is helpful to me

By debaprasad g

May 25, 2020

Excellent, so vast advanced knowledge.

By Apusi C

Jul 09, 2020

comprehensive study of drug discovery

By Theodoros T K

Mar 21, 2017

Awesome Course! Interesting speakers!

By Muhammad I

Jul 21, 2020

Very beneficial for pharm-D students


May 22, 2020

Perfect course for Pharmacy Students

By nimitha k

Oct 21, 2020

Very good and understanding course

By Mohammad S K

Apr 01, 2020

Excellent information for learning.

By Juan M E

Dec 29, 2016

Excellent way to get your feet wet…

By Praveen P

Jun 21, 2020

Very informative Course Thank You!

By Clara M M

Mar 11, 2019

A very useful introductory course.

By Ashish C

Jul 24, 2020

very nicely framed by whole team.

By jordi n

Feb 19, 2019

Great content. Really recommended

By Dr. A C

May 20, 2020

Thanks for the wounderful course

By Eman F

Aug 16, 2018

very informative and interesting

By Gaurav b

Jun 02, 2020

great skill development program

By Sudishna K

Sep 28, 2020

This was very fruitful for me.