Controlled Terminology Advanced

Course Description

The Controlled Terminology Advanced Topics course provides a comprehensive deep dive of topics introduced in the CT basics course and the introduction of novel terminology content. Topics include: 

  • terminology pre-coordination and post-coordination 
  • an overview of specimen-based findings domains and their associated terminology 
  • best practices for CDISC change request submissions 
  • a deep dive into the NCI Metathesaurus 
  • considerations for Findings About terminology 
  • a comprehensive overview of the supplemental terminology products available from CDISC, including codetable mapping files, CT relationships, the Unit-UCUM mapping file, and the LOINC-LB mapping file 


  • Module 1: Terminology Pre- vs Post-Coordination
  • Module 2: Best Practices for CDISC Change Request Submissions
  • Module 3: Considerations for Specimen-based Lab Domains Terminology
  • Module 4: Laboratory Findings (LB) Domain Deep Dive
  • Module 5: Considerations for Units of Measure
  • Module 6: Considerations for Findings About Terminology
  • Module 7: Codetable Mapping Files
  • Module 8: CT Relationships
  • Module 9: NCI Metathesaurus Deep Dive
  • Module 10: Controlled Terminology Extensions to Handle Anomalous Data Collection

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  •  Understand the FDA requirement for LOINC codes in LB datasets and the suite of new variables that can be used to fully represent a LOINC code in the LB dataset.
  • Identify/choose/select the appropriate domain for specimen-based lab data and identify which variables within those domains have associated CDISC controlled terminology.
  • Submit accurate and precise change requests to ensure successful and timely processing of the request.
  • Locate and use/reference CDISC Codetable Mapping files.
  • Locate and use/reference the CT Relationships product.

Course Type

Virtual Classroom

Course Length

1/2 Day