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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 Radu S

Feb 25, 2021

Knowledge packed sprints.

By Abu O S

Sep 28, 2020

very useful pharma career

By Alexander B

Nov 28, 2017

Thank you for the course.

By Dinesh K

Apr 7, 2020

Good learning experience

By Sneha G T

Mar 20, 2021

Informative and concise

By MD. J M

Nov 4, 2020

It was a awesome course

By Rohan R

Apr 22, 2020

nice course helped alot

By hargun k

Jul 19, 2020

amazing experience!!

By Hector S

Feb 28, 2020

Needs to be updated.

By Lee S

May 11, 2018

Not a lot of detail

By elliot n

Aug 25, 2021

S​tunning course

By Dale G Y

Aug 10, 2021

excellent course

By Monil S

Jun 6, 2017

Very good course

By mariam h s i

Jul 25, 2020

it is very good

By Rajat S

May 22, 2020

Good platform

By V. S L

Nov 21, 2021

very helpful

By Mayuri K

Aug 26, 2020

Very helpful

By Srushti S

Jun 13, 2020

It was great

By Pratik S H

Apr 14, 2022


By 181BT055 S

Jan 14, 2021

Really Good

By K.D N

Jul 26, 2020

Great one .

By Bhawana W

Jun 26, 2022

very good

By Yashvant R

Dec 26, 2016

very good

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Sep 4, 2020


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Aug 17, 2017