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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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May 31, 2020

This course is very useful for those who are working in research and development (R&D) department.

By Swetha M

May 28, 2020

It was an amazing course .Very informative speakers made us aware of the basics of drug discovery.

By Maria M

May 22, 2020

Well structured course, for beginners and also for pharmacists as myself looking for a refresher.

By Amy B

May 26, 2022

Informative but well presented so it is easy for non-science majors to understand. Great course.

By Aditi p

Aug 9, 2020

This course if very informative and learned many new aspects involved in Drug Discovery process.

By Anderson K P

Jun 19, 2022

It is a great opportunity to improve and learn up-to-date information related to drug discovery

By Karthik S

May 5, 2020

Must have some hands-on session to explore more about the computational drug discovery process.

By Haider H

Apr 1, 2020

Great essential and basic information to enhance my knowledge as a Msc pharmacology student !

By miral D

Feb 13, 2020

I love this course, as pharmacist it broaden my knowledge about the processes in drug discovery

By Amna L

Jun 30, 2020

highly recommended, as this course helped me in polishing my skills in my filed; neurosciences

By Riddhi T

Feb 25, 2017

It is an amazing course. It reflects and relates to the most latest aspects of drug discovery.

By krishna t k

Jun 7, 2020

Know more and more .many of courses are available to learn..njoy my course ...drug discovery.

By Kampala M P

Jan 18, 2020

It's a lovely course l have learnt and am excited to share this information with the world


Aug 24, 2020

It gave me a lot of knowledge regarding drug design and development, trials, and delivery.

By Nagasai H

Apr 15, 2020

Informative. This course helps to predict the challenges involved in drug discovery field.


Apr 28, 2020

This course is more useful for all pharmacy students and also which is in this field....

By Bhavika K

Feb 3, 2022

This course gives you deep insights in the world of drug discovery and development too.

By Aditi G

Oct 10, 2021

this was the best course as it enhanced my knowledge greatly ...

thank you COUSERA....


Jul 16, 2020

this course will be useful for fundamental understanding about drug discovery process

By Megha G

Jul 4, 2020

Aawesome course it helps me to improve by knowledge and skill of the respective field

By Kathryn K

Apr 13, 2020

Excellent course, materials and presentation were very easy to follow and understand.

By Benjamin B G

Oct 28, 2016

such an intriguing and exciting course. I have really learnt a lot. Thanks very much.

By Favour S

Aug 16, 2021

Great course, easy to follow lectures and well delivered by the various presenters.

By Said H

Apr 19, 2020

This course is very helpful and professional when it comes to early drug discovery.

By Neha P

Mar 31, 2020

Very informative and very well presented. Highly recommend to all pharmacy students