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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 Jonathon N

Jan 19, 2021

Great content and an awesome group of professors!

By Ye L

Dec 31, 2020

Very interesting class and didn't take long also.

By Geo J D

Feb 4, 2021

good lecturers with a lot of experience to share

By Holly A

May 2, 2022

Great! gave me the confidence to learn further!

By Tanisi R

Jul 28, 2020

Very informative and easy to understand course.

By Parijat S

Feb 26, 2021

Great course for foundations on drug discovery

By Shalet S

Sep 10, 2021

The course was exceptionally curated.Thankyou

By Shrijyot s k

Mar 15, 2021

Acquired great knowledge about drug discovery

By Tithi R B

Jun 22, 2020

The course is really helpful and informative.

By Almudena C S C

Jul 14, 2018

Allow me to be a more open minded pharmacist.

By Maria T

Mar 11, 2022

V​ery informative with real world examples!

By Teertha U I

Mar 5, 2019

This course is a great source of knowledge!

By Chinmay P

Jul 29, 2020

Very informative and easy to learn course.

By anjani s p

Jul 4, 2020

It's very useful and most important course

By Sohail k

Jun 18, 2020

Its great but slide should have picture .

By Rupak K

Jul 21, 2022

Loved this course !!! Highly recommended.

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 Bass s

Apr 29, 2022

Love it! Great course on Drug Discovery!

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 9, 2018

Great introduction into Drug Discovery!


Sep 23, 2020

The course instructors were excellent.

By molabanti e

May 27, 2020

Drug discovery course is helpful to me