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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 Ghulam M

Jan 26, 2023

very insightful course for health care professional

By Alexei L

Apr 25, 2021

Impressive overview of the field. Highly recommended.

By Shibra A

Jul 16, 2022

This is amazing course to learn about drug discovery

By Kranthi Y

Jul 17, 2020

Very useful and much informative for research people

By Annamma D G S

Jun 30, 2020

A complete basic level course. Its very informative.

By Hasib M M

Jun 22, 2020

There are a lot of things to learn from this course.


Feb 12, 2023

Good for understanding the basics of Drug Discovery

By Blake M

Jul 14, 2022

Great broad overview of the drug discovery process


Jul 10, 2020

It was a great experience. Blessed to have courser.


Apr 11, 2020

Thank you, Coursera for providing the Online course

By chen w o

Sep 1, 2019

Useful course in pharmaceutical regulatory sciences

By Angela J

Nov 1, 2016

Very good pharmaceutical chemistry overview course!

By 화이트올프

Aug 7, 2021

It was helpful to me. I will go to a good company.

By Wai L L

Apr 27, 2022

Some of the notes could be more self explanatory.

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 Geoffrey A

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 Asia M

Feb 5, 2023

Helpful Information provided in thsi course.