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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 Prasanna K V

Apr 9, 2020

Very brief, but helpful for fresh readers.

By Dr. H H

May 16, 2018

Sequence of lessons could be more logical

By Vanja T

Feb 15, 2018

Update needed, new data and materials.

By Durgaprasad R

Sep 18, 2020


By Shashikant L

Jul 18, 2020

best course like the way of teaching

By Anam J

Sep 6, 2018

very difficult course for beginners

By Sanika G

Aug 26, 2021

It was very good and informative .

By Madeswaran

Jul 1, 2020

Really the course was sounds good.


Sep 11, 2020

Its informative and useful to me

By Ashish

Jul 3, 2020

seems interesting and productive

By Mayank S

Jun 23, 2020

Good course. Really informative.

By Mats J P A

Apr 13, 2020

Good nice course, the lectures

By Nidhi P

Jun 11, 2020

Too much informative for me

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 T A N

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

Stunning course

By Dale G Y

Aug 10, 2021

excellent course