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University of Texas at Austin MOOC On Developing New Drug Products

To provide information regarding the discovery, testing, approval and marketing of new drugs University of Texas at Austin is offering this free online course. Applicants from all backgrounds are eligible. Scientists, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and the general public, are encouraged to participate. This is a 6 week course starting from September 21, 2015.

Course Details In Brief

Level: Introductory
Length: 6 weeks
Subject: Developing New Drug Products
Institution: University of Texas at Austin with edX
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified certificate for $50
Session: Starts September 21, 2015.

Why Choose University of Texas at Austin MOOC?  

This is a free online course. Applicants can add a verified certificate for $50. UT Austin combines the academic depth and breadth of a world research institute (regularly ranking within the top three producers of doctoral degrees in the country) with the fun and excitement of a big-time collegiate experience. It is currently the fifth-largest university in America, with more than 50,000 students and 3,000 professors across 17 colleges and schools. UT Austin will be opening the Dell Medical School in 2016.

Course Introduction  

Medicine has eradicated or eased the symptoms of many diseases. This course reveals how new drugs go from research innovation to a medicine that can be prescribed to patients. You’ll learn the process, challenges and issues in developing pharmaceutical products. Drug development is a dynamic field where innovation and entrepreneurship are necessary to keep up with health care expectations, strict regulations and tightening development budgets. An overview of drug development, approval, and consumer issues will be presented and discussed in the context of research practices, science, marketing, public welfare and business. The course will be elaborated on the basis of four modules: Drug Development Overview, Discovery & Preclinical Phases, Clinical Trials & Regulations and Patient Safety, Manufacturing & University Innovations. FDA role to ensure patient safety, how manufacturers assure the medicine you take is what it is supposed to be, the importance of university research to develop novel medicines 

You Will Learn

By the end of the course, you will have knowledge of :
-Overview of drug development, approval and marketing processes
-Understand the role of research in the development of new drugs
-Identify key stakeholders and issues concerning pharmaceuticals
-Discuss the issues and considerations of manufacturing pharmaceuticals
-Discuss the role of the FDA in regulations and product approvals
-Understand the financial investment necessary to “bring a drug to market”

For detailed information go through edX.