Drug Discovery of Small Molecules

  • Course Price: $150
  • BIO Member Price: $120
  • Course Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Course Level: Level 1 - Foundational
  • Completion Period: 2 week

Drug Discovery of Small Molecules explains the steps involved in discovering new therapeutics. This process includes early screening for targets, target validation, lead optimization, and determining when a target should be transitioned from discovery to development. Learn how new drugs are discovered and optimized prior to being tested in preclinical and clinical trials.

Takeaways
  1. In-depth knowledge of the drug discovery process.
  2. Survey of typical discovery platforms.
  3. Understanding of how to identify and validate a drug target.
  4. Performance of lead optimization activities.
  5. Criteria for advancement of development candidates.
Certificate Requirements
  • View the entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
Trailer
Section 1: Drug Discovery Overview
Explains the steps involved in drug discovery and how drug discovery fits into the entire process of bringing a new therapeutic to market.
Section 2: Early Screening
Describes common drug discovery platforms, explains target identification processes and screening considerations, and discusses the need for high thro...More
Section 3: Target Validation
Defines target validation processes and target selection and discusses some common questions that need to be answered about target-drug interactions.
Section 4: Lead Optimization Criteria
Explains lead optimization activities, discusses drug design methods, defines ADMET, and gives an example of a screening pathway.
Section 5: Discovery To Development Transition Criteria
Lists the typical criteria for advancement of potential drug development candidates.
Final Quiz
Course Evaluation
Certificate Requirements
  • View the entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation
You have two weeks from time of purchase to complete any of the online courses. For example, if you purchase the course at 9 am on Saturday, the course will close at 9 am 14 days later.

Our online courses are between 40 minutes and 85 minutes in length. We suggest allowing 20 minutes to take the end of the course quiz and 10 minutes for the course evaluation. 

Yes, each course has an accompanying pdf that contains all of the presented course information. You will be able to download the pdf once you have registered for the course. 

There are no refunds if you decide to not take the course once you have registered. 

The online courses are fully animated with a professional voice-over. Each course begin with an overview of what you will learn, the course itself, and then ends with a course quiz to assess your understanding.

You can repeat the course as often as you like within your two week run time.

You have two chances to pass the quiz. A passing score is 70% or higher. 

Each course is to be taken by one individual. If you would like to take our online courses as a group, please contact Stacey Hawkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for pricing.

There are three requirements to receive your course certificate.

  1. You must view the entire course.
  2. You must pass the course quiz with a 70%.
  3. You must complete the course evaluation.

You can download and print your certificate from your dashboard only when all three of these items are completed. 

Before moving on to the next section of our on-demand, online courses, all slides within a section must be viewed.

There is an easy way for you to see which slides you have completed and not completed in the course. Look at the menu on the left side of the course- the slides that have been seen are darkened and the slides that have not been seen are light. 

 

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  • Please note: It will appear you are being asked to pay the full amount of $150, but a discount will be automatically given once you fill in all of your payment information. 

You have up until 90 days from the day your course expired to take advantage of this discounted fee. Once the 90 days are past, you will need to pay the full price to view the course again. 

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Certificate Requirements
  • View the entire course
  • Pass course exam with a 70 percent
  • Complete the course evaluation