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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 Gonzalvo M G

Jan 3, 2021

Thank you for this refresher course.

By Mayya N

Nov 7, 2020

It was very informative and helpful!

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 1, 2020

Excellent information for learning.

By Juan M E

Dec 28, 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 Badal R

Mar 17, 2022

Awesome course for the beginners!

By Eduardo M V D

Nov 22, 2020

Muy bueno el curso y muy completo

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 Marc L

Jan 29, 2021

Very friendly and comprehensive

By Gaurav b

Jun 2, 2020

great skill development program

By Sudishna K

Sep 28, 2020

This was very fruitful for me.

By Purnima H

Jun 16, 2020

really informative and helpful


Jun 14, 2020

Very insightful and intuitive.

By Kamal S

May 18, 2020

Excellent material and content

By Karthikeyan P

Apr 26, 2020

Wonderful Learning Experience.

By Shafiq A S A P o P S

Jul 7, 2021

Very helpful and informative.

By Meenakshi

May 14, 2021

loved getting my first course

By Yurani K S S

Nov 11, 2020

I really enjoyed this course!