Drug Discovery and Development, Certificate | Part time online | Harvard Medical School Online | United States
70 days
995 USD/full
995 USD/full
995 USD/full
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In this Drug Discovery and Development course from Harvard Medical School Online you will understand advances in drug discovery and development and how new therapeutics are developed.

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This advanced Drug Discovery and Development course from Harvard Medical School Online  offers a unique way for professionals to learn from leading Harvard Medical School faculty about how drugs are discovered and developed and about the advances happening in this field that are ultimately helping to improve the treatment and prevention of disease.

Drug discovery and development has evolved dramatically over recent decades and the field continues to advance today. 

More sophisticated approaches and models are being developed, new technology is being incorporated into the entire pipeline of development, and exciting drug modalities continue to emerge. 

With all the advances in science and with closer collaboration between different scientific disciplines, a multifaceted approach is now being applied to drug discovery and development. 

Therefore, the likelihood of being able to discover a compound, transform this into a safe and effective therapeutic, and improve the lives of patients has increased. 

Programme Structure

Topics included:

  • The Promise of Drug Discovery and Development
  • Understanding the Disease/Indication Being Targeted
  • Understanding the Drug being Developed
  • Understanding the Mechanism of Action of the Drug
  • Understanding the Effect of the Drug on the Disease/Indication
  • Having a Clear Plan for Drug Development
  • Genetics in Drug Discovery

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  • Part-time
    • 70 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are not taking HMX courses through a school or company, you will need to fill out a brief application that gives us some basic information about you and what you hope to get out of the HMX courses. You will also need to confirm that you’ve met the recommended prerequisites.
  • We recommend knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and physics for all HMX courses. For HMX Fundamentals courses and HMX Pro Essentials courses, no advanced knowledge is required.
  • Advanced HMX Pro courses focus on a specific topic in depth; in order to get the most from these courses, participants should have some knowledge of the underlying topic (for example, genetics or immunology). Those requiring further background may choose to take an accompanying Essentials course, or consider our HMX Fundamentals courses for a more broad overview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    995 USD/full
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  • National

    995 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • In-State

    995 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.


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