SDTM for Medical Devices

Length: See below

Language: English

Current Course Material Used: SDTM v1.4, SDTMIG v3.2, SDTMIG Medical Devices v1.2


The Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) is a specification for the submission of pre-clinical, clinical and device data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in support of marketing applications. The SDTM Implementation Guide for Medical Devices (SDTMIG-MD) is used in conjunction with the SDTM and SDTMIG for Human Clinical Trials to support medical device submissions.


CDISC Education offers two options for learning about the SDTMIG-MD standards.


Option 1: 2-day SDTM IG for Medical Devices

This course combines instruction on using the SDTM IG for Human Clinical Trials (the foundational SDTMIG) and device-specific domains and practices. It uses device-based examples to illustrate the key principles of the SDTM model and implementation guide, and covers the device domains in detail. Device-specific implementations of some core domain, such as AEs, are also included.  


Topics covered in the two-day SDTM for Medical Devices course focus on subject-related data and device data, and include:

  • SDTM Model
  • Demographics Model
  • General Observation Classes - Model
  • Timing and Grouping 
  • Creating Custom Domains
  • General Observation Classes - Implemented
  • Findings About
  • Relationships
  • Device-specific Domains

Exercises are included in numerous places to reinforce the material.


The course merges the foundational SDTM 2-day course and the Medical Devices ½-day course, and duplicates much of the material in both.  Students should take either the 2-day medical device SDTM course OR the combination of the 2 day SDTM course plus the ½-day devices course, but not all three.


Prerequisite: A basic understanding of clinical data flow and relational database design is helpful but not required.


Option 2: ½-day SDTM for Medical Devices


This ½-day course focuses almost exclusively on the medical device domains and the associated implementation guide.  Topics include:

  • Context and scope of the SDTMIG-MD
  • The types of devices covered by the standard
  • Differences in use of terminology between drug and device studies
  • Full review of the 7 device domains
  • Representing device & subject data in different domains

A case-based, hands-on exercise reinforces the use of the seven device domains. This course does not cover the basics of SDTM, and assumes the student already has this knowledge.


Prerequisite: 2-day SDTM Theory and Application, or equivalent experience with SDTM. A basic understanding of relational database design and clinical data flow is helpful but not required.


Types of training available: Public | Private