Who is this class for: This class is for professionals and students interested in better understanding the process of drug development in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry as well as anyone who wants to learn how new drugs are developed after they received an IND. This part of the course will focus on the clinical development of new drugs up to the filing of an NDA.

Created by:  University of California, San Diego

  • Williams S. Ettouati, Pharm.D.

    Taught by:  Williams S. Ettouati, Pharm.D., Director, Industrial Relations & Development; Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, N.S.

    Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Joseph D. Ma

    Taught by:  Joseph D. Ma, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

    Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Commitment3-4 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 102 ratings

Provides a good overview on drug development phases and challenges. Some lecturers are from the industry which gives a practical feeling to the whole process.

Overall the content was relevant to drug development and presented in an organized manner. The presenters seemed to have a wealth of experience in development. This was my first time using Coursera and I enjoyed being able to pick up where I left off. I was disappointed with the course transcriptions as there were many inaccuracies.


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