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Kaelin H - Tutor in Summerstrand

Hi all, My name is Kaelin, and I hope that I shall have the opportunity to mentor you when discussing the wonderful and complex topic that is Human Biology. I have always been fascinated by the intricate and minute systems which allow life to be, particularly us as humans! This is why I began an undergraduate degree at Stellenbosch University, where I pursued a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, which focused on Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics. Now I am currently completing my BSc Genetics Honours degree. I have also completed two certified online courses. One involved case studies and personalised medicine, such as the advances in biomedicine which revolutionise drug development, drug treatments, and disease prevention. A series of case studies were used to illustrate principles of how genetics are being brought to bear on refining diagnoses and on personalising treatment in rare and common diseases. The second online course (Big Data, Genes and Medicine) taught me exciting facts about the human body biology and chemistry, genetics, and medicine which were intertwined with the science of Big Data and skills to harness the avalanche of data openly available. We investigated the different steps required to master Big Data analytics on real datasets, including Next Generation Sequencing data, in a healthcare and biological context, from preparing data for analysis to completing the analysis, interpreting the results, visualising them, and sharing the results.

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Teaching places

My Home, Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Kaelin will travel 10km from Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Kaelin speaks Afrikaans, German, and English

Experience
2017-01-02 - 2017-09-09
Chemical Laboratory Analyst and Technician

Analysis of chemical samples to determine the problem, resulting in a suitable solution • Prepare scientific reports on received samples, by the use of graphs, charts and tables used for comparisons • Analysis techniques and methodologies include: Use Acid splits, corrosion tests, titrations, concentration readings, chloride tests, chromatography, pH readings and dilutions

2017-01-10 - 2017-07-31
University Mentor/ Tutor

Supervise students Mark certain projects and assignments Assist with inquiries during practical’s

Education
2014-02-03 - 2017-03-17
BSc Life Sciences - Stellenbosch University

The BSc degree in Life Sciences programme forms the basis of training in a field that is physiology-oriented with the emphasis on the functioning of the body at different levels. Physiology, in combination with Biochemistry and Genetics, forms the broad disciplinary basis of this stream, where one studies physiological systems and organs down to molecular level. Experimental and specific scientific skills are developed in order to open up career opportunities in experimental and applied physiology services in the private and public sectors and in the academic environment. This stream lead to an honours programme Genetics.

2018-02-02 - 2018-03-09
Online course - Vanderbilt University

How advances in biomedicine hold the potential to revolutionise drug development, drug treatments, and disease prevention: where are we now, and what does the future hold? The course presented short primers in genetics and mechanisms underlying variability in drug responses. A series of case studies were used to illustrate principles of how genetics are being brought to bear on refining diagnoses and on personalising treatment in rare and common diseases. The ethical and operational issues around how to implement large scale genomic sequencing in clinical practice was also addressed.

2020-01-25 - 2020-12-19
BSc Honours Life Sciences (Genetics stream) - UNISA

The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide qualifying learners with the ability to apply knowledge and conduct research in a specialised field of Life Sciences in order to enhance and develop new knowledge of human, animal, and plant systems, including health, welfare and the sustainable use of natural resources. Furthermore, learners are able to conduct research in related fields and disseminate research findings to relevant stakeholders. More specifically, the qualification will equip learners with systematic knowledge, specialised skills and theoretical competencies in various Life Sciences disciplines in general, and specifically in the topics selected as electives (e.g. Animal Parasitology, Human physiology, Medicinal Use, Plant Systematics, Molecular techniques, Biochemistry, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Protein Integral to Cellular Function, Zoology, and Medical Microbiology).

Subjects taught
  • Physiology

    I completed a BSc degree in Life Sciences programme which was physiology-oriented with the emphasis on the functioning of the body at different levels. Physiology, in combination with Biochemistry and Genetics, formed the disciplinary basis of this stream, where one studies physiological systems and organs down to molecular level. Experimental and specific scientific skills were also developed in order for the student to have a deeper understanding of methodologies used in the private and public sectors and in the academic environment..

    Kaelin teaches Physiology at High School, Primary School, and University/College level(s)

  • Human Biology

    I have always been utterly fascinated by biology, which ultimately allows the complexity of this unique life to exist. After all, we are the only planet with life, (as far as we can tell)! Due to this complete fascination, I would consider myself to have an extensive knowledge of most areas regarding biology. This includes biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, anatomy and genetics. This broader understanding of human biology at all levels of organisation shall make it possible to assist the students with a detailed but simplified explanation of the topic being discussed.

    Kaelin teaches Human Biology at High School, Primary School, and University/College level(s)