drug discovery, drug development and drug commercialization
Objective: To describe the design and implementation of an elective course in drug discovery, development, and commercialization for pharmacy, medical, biomedical graduate, business, and law students.
Case Study: This course included didactic lectures, student group discussions, a longitudinal assignment, and a question and answer panel session. A 9-item instrument using a 5-point response scale was used for course evaluation. The longitudinal assignment was the creation and presentation of a product lifecycle strategic plan (PLSP). Respondents rated 'agree' and 'strongly agree' in the course providing useful information on drug discovery (39% and 53%), drug development (39% and 60%), and drug commercialization (33% and 60%). The majority of student-reported overall understanding of the drug discovery and drug development process was rated 'very good' (49% and 46%), while the drug commercialization process was rated 'good' (46%).
Conclusions: An elective course on drug discovery, development, and commercialization included enrollment of students with diverse educational training. The course provided useful information and improved overall student understanding.
Ettouati WS, Hirsch JD, Ma JD, et al. Design and Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Elective Course in Drug Discovery, Development, and Commercialization. Inov Pharm. 2013;4(3): Article 121. http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol4/iss3/4.