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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


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.


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.

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By Brintha P G

May 3, 2020

Though not intense, It gave me a basic overview of drug discovery

By Ojo O

Nov 18, 2021

I totally love the contents of this course. it is an eye opener!

By Nishant

Aug 18, 2021

It was a good experience. Get knowledge about so many new things

By Moustafa A F A

Jul 29, 2020

It is very interesting. I gained a lot of important information.

By Carlos A M

Jul 12, 2020

Excellent lectures, up to date material and prominent speakers.


May 10, 2020

The course was good and the course contents were highly useful.

By Sudhir K P

Apr 29, 2020

Nice course to learn deep about the drug discovery and delivery

By The N E

Aug 18, 2020

a great course for a pharma or a chemical engineering student.

By Vijay

Aug 5, 2020

Subtitles is not accurate to speech.timings should be adjusted

By mohan k

May 4, 2018

this course use full for those are in the pharmaceutical field

By Wenbing Y

Nov 25, 2016

very useful, very practical. The professors told nice stories.

By Abhilansh p

May 12, 2020

Awesome course tells you about the basics of pharma universe.

By Rishabh G

Apr 5, 2017

The course was interesting, enjoyable and easy to comprehend.

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

By nkosingiphile t

Sep 20, 2019

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

By Blesson R

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 Jyothi B V

Jul 6, 2021

it is a very good platform where people can get knowledge

By Sugirbekov A

Jul 10, 2020

THere is not discovering discription just wasting my time