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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 Lokendra S

Mar 27, 2022

Amazing course

By Ashely J

May 8, 2021

It was amazing


Mar 18, 2021

Helpful course

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Nov 15, 2020

Lovely course!

By Lamis F

Sep 24, 2020

Perfect course

By Abraham O

May 16, 2020

Amazing course

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By Juan P

Jul 7, 2022

Great course,


Apr 28, 2021

nice sessions

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May 30, 2020

learned a lot

By Nick M

Nov 26, 2022

great course

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Sep 13, 2022

great course

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Feb 24, 2021

great course

By Abhijeet A

Dec 24, 2020

Excellent !!

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Dec 7, 2020

great course

By Swagata N

Sep 29, 2020

Good session

By Manda L p

Jun 9, 2020

very helpful


May 9, 2020

Very helpful

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By David M

Mar 3, 2019

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