Post-Market Surveillance and Vigilance for Medical Devices

Post-Market Surveillance and Vigilance for Medical Devices
This Masterclass is also Module 16 of the MSc Regulatory Affairs and will help to define the terminology and explain the concepts of vigilance and post-market surveillance, their practical applications and integration into the life cycle of a medical device. This course will focus on meeting European requirements.

: 23 - 25 October 2024
Where: Online
Times: Day 1: 13:00 BST  | Days 3: 15:30 BST

Also available as a face to face course, please click here for the face to face registration option

Course overview

The Masterclass will cover the following areas:
  • European Regulatory requirements for PMS, including recalls and vigilance
  • Responsibility for PMS: Competent Authorities, Notified Bodies, manufacturers and other economic operators
  • Other Regulatory requirements – e.g. US MDRs
  • Guidance documents for PMS, including Commission, Notified Body and Competent Authority documents
  • Key elements of pro-active PMS including PMS system and PMS plan
  • Role of the person responsible for regulatory compliance in PMS
  • Tailoring PMS systems to specific products, including drug device combinations and IVDs
  • Requirements of EN ISO13485, Quality Management Systems standard
  • Feedback of PMS data into the PMS plan, risk management, clinical evaluation, summary of safety and clinical performance, labelling and so on
  • PMS reports and periodic safety update reports (PSUR’s)
  • Vigilance including incidents, serious incidents, field safety corrective actions,periodic summary reports and trend reports
  • The electronic system on vigilance and PMS including public access
  • Exchange of information: PMS databases e.g. MAUDE and EUDAMED

Benefits to delegates

  • Be able to critically appraise a PMS system and make recommendations on the implementation of a PMS system
  • Be able to make recommendations and vigilance procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse the legal requirements relating to surveillance and vigilance
  • Critically appraise and evaluate communications from competent authorities, notified bodies, economic operators and other stakeholders relating to the conduct of surveillance and vigilance.
  • Critically evaluate the requirements and guidance for post-market market surveillance
  • Critically evaluate the requirements and guidance and vigilance
  • Possess a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the European requirements including legislation, guidance and associated documentation relating to surveillance and vigilance for medical devices.
  • Be able to critically appraise a PMS system and make recommendations on the implementation of a PMS system

This course provides 19 CPD hours upon successful completion

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A previous programme can be downloaded here.


TOPRA Masterclasses are developed and delivered by a faculty  of expert speakers from relevant industry, agencies, notified bodies and other stakeholders and are validated by the University of Hertfordshire.

This course is suitable for

  • Students of the TOPRA MSc programme
  • Delegates from the regulatory affairs industry who wish to develop their knowledge of the post market surveillance and vigilance for medical devices
  • Delegates from allied industries who wish to have a comprehensive understanding of the subject



    • TOPRA MSc students: £1,545 +VAT*
    • Delegates: £1,785 +VAT*

    Discounted places

    A limited number of discounted places are available at the rates below. Please email us at for a discount code before making your booking.

    • Those working for regulatory agencies, government agencies or academic institutions: £1,338.75 +VAT*
    • Those working for charities, patient groups or in full-time education: £892.50 +VAT*

    *VAT, if applicable, is charged at the rate of 20%.

    Please note that discounted places are not valid for those enrolled on the MSc course and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

    Terms and conditions

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    23/10/2024 - 25/10/2024
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