Who is this class for: This class is for professionals and students interested in better understanding the process of drug discovery in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry as well as anyone who wants to learn how new drugs are discovered.

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 4.6 out of 5 of 99 ratings


This course provides a good basic run down of some aspects of Drug Discovery.

Good course to understand the topics and challenges pharma companies face during the drug discovery phase - now I know what people are "up to" in preclinical.

Good intro to Pharma market environment

Module "Challenges in Fragment Based Drug Discovery" was a bit too science-focused as for people with no science / medical background

Really loved last module - key concepts in drug delivery

An up to date and precisely structured course for understanding network-based and fragmented drug discovery,