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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 Mohammad M O R

Jan 21, 2021

Wonderful course


Sep 27, 2020

Very Informative


Sep 14, 2020

Very informative

By parikshith s d

Aug 24, 2020

wonderful course

By Harini

Jun 28, 2020

It's very useful

By yatam s r t

Jun 8, 2020

good and helpful

By Sravya j

Jun 3, 2020

Very good course

By bhargava l p

May 31, 2020

very informative

By Dalvi S B

May 28, 2020

Its very helpful


May 26, 2020

very informative

By Saba S

May 6, 2020

Excellent course

By Md M T

Jul 27, 2021

Amazing course.


Jun 16, 2020

very good cours

By Lokendra S

Mar 27, 2022

Amazing course

By Ashely J

May 8, 2021

It was amazing


Mar 18, 2021

Helpful course

By Shamsa M

Nov 15, 2020

Lovely course!

By Lamis F

Sep 24, 2020

Perfect course

By Osemheahon A

May 16, 2020

Amazing course


Apr 28, 2021

nice sessions

By Satyajit D

Dec 6, 2020


By sristi d

May 30, 2020

learned a lot

By Charbel A K

Feb 24, 2021

great course

By Abhijeet A

Dec 24, 2020

Excellent !!

By marie a m

Dec 7, 2020

great course