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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 Miriam K

Dec 6, 2020

Excellent course, really enjoyed it - would really recommend

By Sameen Z

Aug 24, 2020

This course is quite informative especially last 2 lectures.

By Deepanshu

May 22, 2020

This is good platform for students to learn differnt courses


Sep 20, 2019

I have learned a lot about Drug Discovery. Thank very much.


May 20, 2020

Lucid explanation, to the point and excellent presentation.

By Nadia S

Dec 19, 2020

Good course! Helped me explore different areas of biotech.


Oct 5, 2020

This was a great course , helped me learn a lot of things.

By María A C P

Jul 8, 2020

Excellent couse, it really teach you about drug discovery.

By S. G p l

Jun 25, 2020

It is Very useful course to us.Thank you for teaching 😊☺.

By Joel F

Jan 13, 2018

Provides a basic understanding about the biotech industry.

By Sugirbekov A

Jul 10, 2020

THere is not discovering discription just wasting my time

By Abram S

Jun 23, 2020

A great introduction for neophytes to the pharma industry

By Winford B

Aug 27, 2020

The course was really amazing and awesome...Thank you!!!

By Charles X

May 11, 2021

Nice course to understand the basics of drug discovery.

By Md M

Jan 9, 2021

Its really great course, learned a lot and new things.

By Shreyas D

Feb 3, 2019

A wonderful overview of the process of drug discovery.

By Alexei L

Apr 25, 2021

Impressive overview of the field. Highly recommended.

By Kranthi Y

Jul 17, 2020

Very useful and much informative for research people

By Annamma D G S

Jun 30, 2020

A complete basic level course. Its very informative.

By Hasib M M

Jun 22, 2020

There are a lot of things to learn from this course.


Jul 10, 2020

It was a great experience. Blessed to have courser.


Apr 11, 2020

Thank you, Coursera for providing the Online course

By Chen-wei O

Sep 1, 2019

Useful course in pharmaceutical regulatory sciences

By Angela J

Nov 1, 2016

Very good pharmaceutical chemistry overview course!

By Jonathon N

Jan 19, 2021

Great content and an awesome group of professors!